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J. T. B. Porter and Co

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April 1870.

of Gowts Bridge Works, Lincoln

Gas engineers

1860 Produced a gas holder for the South Lambeth Distillery of F. Hodges.[1] A great deal of ornamentation was involved.

1860 Exhibited their Gas Apparatus, invented by Mr. Bower, of St. Neot's.

1868 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership hitherto carried on by us, at the city of Lincoln and No. 7, John-street, Adelphi, as Gas Manufacturers and Engineers, under the style or firm of J. T. B. Porter and Company, was dissolved by mutual consent, on and from the 15th day of February now instant — Dated this 19th day of February, 1868. J. T. B. Porter. C. Leslie Melville.'[2]

1879. '...Proceedings for Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by John Thomas Brown Porter, of No. 1, Westminster chambers, Victoria-street, Westminster, and of Gowtsbridge Works, in the city of Lincoln, trading under the name, style, or firm of J. T. B. Porter and Co., Gas and Civil Engineers.'[3]

Became Porter and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. The Practical Mechanic's Journal, October 1860
  2. The London Gazette Publication date:25 February 1868 Issue:23355 Page:925
  3. The London Gazette Publication date:5 August 1879 Issue:24749 Page:4842