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Golden Hammer

The published history of Garton & King


Golden Hammer - the history of G&K, published 1961 and extended

Chapter 1 - The Contented Shopman

Chapter 2 - The Men of Progress

Chapter 3 - The First Sam Kingdom

Chapter 4 - Iron Sam

Chapter 5 - Greater Yet

Chapter 6 - The Holladays

Chapter 7 - The Second World War

Chapter 8 - The Other Foundries

Chapter 9 - 300 Years of Business

Chapter 10 - Restructure and Foundry Closure - (1980s postscript to the 1961 publication by Henry Holladay)

Chapter 11 - Garton King Appliances - (Further chapter by Richard Holladay, 2013)

1939 Notes by Miss Lovely - the original research, starting point for Golden Hammer

Sam Ellacott, who illustrated The Golden Hammer – New

Booklets for Sale, includes:

Golden Hammer

Henry’s Exeter Experiences

1939 Notes


Municipal Castings

Rectangular and Square Manhole Covers

Cast Iron Cover (an article published in Right to Ride)

Triangular Covers

Gulley Gratings

Gummed up Gullies

Circular Covers

Water Board and other Covers

Pre-1925 (No ‘Ltd’) Castings

Kerb (Arterial) Gulleys

Pavement Channels

Wheels and GearsUpdated

Railings and Palings

Iron Gates

Illumination - lamps and lamp posts – New

Services (Castings for public services)

Grave Markers

Heating Equipment

Cooking Equipment

All Cookers Great and Small - A dolls house stove

The Tale of Two Barques - Stoves at sea!

Exports to New Zealand - Stoves down-under

The Dunbar - the lost stoves

Monuments - page includes:

Gordon Lamp

Chittlehampton Water Pump

Colyton Water Fountain and Lamp

Hele Paper Mill Water Feature

Three Men in a Boat (Sluice Gates)

The Mixed Bag Page

The Little Bit UnusualNew

Aga Agents - A Grand AffairUpdated


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