2-4 Kent Street, Fitzroy (Greene & Co’s Aerated Water & Cordial Manufactory)

So in reading the Fitzroy City Press from 31 December 1885, I stumbled on an article about Greene and Co’s Aerated Water and Cordial Manufactory. Now, let me know if I have got the location wrong, I have placed this based on the description. Below the map I have transcribed the key parts of article.

MMBW 1899

“Local Industry – A Visit to Messrs. S. Greene and Co’s Aerated Water and Cordial Manufactory, Young and Kent Streets, Fitzroy.

The factory is situated at the intersection of Young and Kent streets, Fitzroy, and consists of a substantial two story brick structure roofed in with galvanized iron. It has a frontage of 140 feet to Kent-street with 100 feet to Young-street and including the commodious yard covers a very large area of ground. The office and stores front Kent-street and the extensive factory and workshops and situated to the rear facing Young-street.

The firm’s principal products in cordials are lemonade, ginger ale, ginger wine, raspberry vinegar, lime juice, sarsparilla, cherry brandy, limeade, cloves, peppermint, etc. The principal bitters are lemon, orange, and peach bitters, tonic and quinine wine, milk punch, curacoa, etc.

Mr S. Greene himself has a practical and scientific knowledge of the trade which accounts for the excellence of the firm’s products. Over fifty hands are employed by the firm and three commercial travellers look after the interests of the house in addition to Mr J. McSpeeren, the firm’s representative and collector. Seven waggons are constantly kept going in executing the orders given.

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