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Buller, Jobson and Co

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1840 A member of the Buller family (might this have been John Divett, a Buller by marriage?) founded a pottery in Bovey Tracey

1843 Company established.

1865 The pottery (presumably W. W. Buller and Co) was moved from Bovey Tracey to Hanley, Staffs

1868 Began to make telegraph insulators and went onto specialise in metal components for insulators, including power lines.

1883 Ernest Wentworth Buller and John Thomas Harris formed a partnership as potters, metal works and contractors at Hanley, Birmingham and London[1]

1885 Agreed with Howard Cochrane Jobson to form a new company, Buller, Jobson and Co to acquire the existing company and Jobson Bros which was carrying on a similar line of business.

1890 The company was incorporated as Bullers Ltd

1931 Outline of company history in [2]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1931/06/12
  2. The Engineer 1931/06/12