Gibson-Battle automotive electrical specialists building, Sydney, c. 1940

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Gibson-Battle automotive electrical specialists building, Sydney, c. 1940, by Sam Hood, from vintage print, Hood Collection part II, State Library of New South Wales,
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Gibson Battle & Co. Limited, merchant engineering company established in 1883. Engineers and manufacturers of production machinery including internal combustion and steam engines, tractors, dragline and earthmoving machinery, conveyors, agricultural industry machinery and transport. In 1961 the company was taken over by Tutt Bryant Limited. The Engineered Products Group currently has four major Divisions supplying Australian industry with pumps, hydraulic systems, mechanical power transmission products and engines.


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    State Library of NSW

    • 09/Mar/2021 00:26:14

    Can anyone help with the location of this building?

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    • 09/Mar/2021 00:28:59 7 Bent Street according to National Library of Australia.

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    • 09/Mar/2021 07:48:17

    Ha! This is fun - found via a Trove search . . . The building is still there at the south west corner of Crown and Liverpool Streets, with an extra floor or two on top - hence it is not instantly recognizable. Google Maps - See Trove SMH 26 November 1940 p.5 - -

    GIBSON BATTLE'S NEW PREMISES. The new automotive electric service station for Gibson Battle and Co Pty Ltd at the corner of Liverpool and Crown streets Sydney is nearing completion and the company expects to transfer its business from the present premises in Commonwealth Street on December 9. A site of about 8,300 feet is provided in the new premises the whole of which is occupied by the ground floor service station and offices. The administrative offices on the first floor occupy 2,700 square feet. The building is the first section of what will be a four-storey structure. The building of reinforced concrete has been designed to carry the necessary additional loading for the extra stories when required. Construction work is being done by A W Edwards Pty Ltd to plans and under the supervision of Mr Samuel Lipson architect Sydney.

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    • 09/Mar/2021 08:05:07

    Now de de ce Danish Design Centre - 263 Liverpool Street Darlinghurst Sydney 2010 T + 61 2 9360 2722 F + 61 2 9360 9022 E [email protected]

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    State Library of NSW

    • 11/Mar/2021 05:21:06

    Lovely thanks everyone for your help

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    • 28/Mar/2021 04:29:42 Nice work, Beachcomber! Pity that whoever was responsible had to spoil a really lovely (Art Deco?) building.