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Gas works and plant engineers, of Southwark (London) and Phoenix Iron Works, Stroud (Glos.). Southwark address given up at some point.
Sometimes known as G. Waller and Co
From 1872 Burton, Sons, and Waller, later George Waller and Son, a firm of mechanical engineers, occupied the foundry using it to make castings for their main factory in London, and in 1887 the firm moved the whole of its plant to the Phoenix works. Waller & Son, by then part of a larger combine, still occupied the works in 1971 when they were chiefly engaged in the production of compressed-air pumps for gas-works, sewage-works, and other undertakings; the works then employed c. 180 people.
1874 Advertisement. G. Waller and Co, Phoenix Iron Works, Stroud.
1876 Advertising as George Waller and Co, Phoenix Works, Holland Street, Southwark (London) and Stroud.
1879 Partnership dissolved. '...George Waller and Frederick Colyer, as Engineers, Millwrights, and Iron Founders, and carrying on business at John's place, Holland-street, and Bear-gardens, both in the county of Surrey, and also at Stroud, in the county of Gloucester, under the style or firm of George Waller and Co., was this day dissolved by mutual consent. And notice is further given, that the said business will henceforth be carried on by the said George Waller on his own account...'
1882 Advertisement. G. Waller and Co, Holland Street, Southwark.
1906 Mentioned as G. Waller and Co, supplying two engines and exhausters.
1917 Private limited company.
1961 Gas, hydraulic and general engineers.