51 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

Prior to the numbers changing, this was 45-49, which is just down from Spring St on Johnston (heading towards Fitzroy and Brunswick Sts) on the north side. The building is no longer there.

Small and Shattell Factory – Johnston St – (The Cylopedia of Victoria, 1903-1905, Vol 1, p. 584-585).

“Small and Shattell, Bread, Biscuit and Confectionery Machinery Engineers, 45, 47, 49 Johnston Street, Fitzroy. This firm – the foremost of its kind in the States – was established in 1889 by the present partners, Mr H. M. Small and Mr W. T. Shattell, natives of England. Both these gentleman have had a long and practical experience in the above special lines. After many years’ experience in leading manufactories of both biscuits and biscuit machinery in England, they left London for Victoria, and on arrival in Melbourne founded their present prosperous business. The firm have a very large connection, and number amongst their customers nearly all the biscuit and confectionery firms throughout Australasia. Establishing themselves in Smith Street, Fitzroy the rapid expansion of business necessitated removal to more commodious premises, specially erected for their requirements in Johnston Street. The works are replete with a special machinery plant for the manufacture of all classes of bread and biscuit machinery (the intricacies of ‘biscuit-cutter making being specially interesting, and necessitating highly-skilled mechanics), confectionery machinery and jam-making plants. The firm are also manufacturers and builders of several varieties of the ovens used in the bread and biscuit trades, amongst which are travelling chain ovens, reel ovens, their “Climax” continuous ovens (many of which are in use in the various States), and the ordinary furnace ovens. Tehir specialities include flour sifters, dough kneaders, dough brakes (for and or power), biscuit gauging, cutting and panning machines, and all the accessories requisite for biscuit manufacturing. They also manufacture and stock yeast tubs, potato strainers, furnace oven ironwork, pyrometers, mechanical oven lights, egg whisks, butter beaters, peel heads and handles and all kinds of bakehouse utensils and undertake the fitting up of bread-making plants on a large scale, either for steam or gas engine power. Sugar-grinding mills and sifters, sugar-boiling stoves, cooling slabs, copper-jacketed boiling pans, stirring pans, lozenge machinery etc. for confectionery manufacturers are manufactured by this firm in addition to a large general engineering trade.” (The Cylopedia of Victoria, 1903-1905, Vol 1, p. 584-585).

The Cylopedia of Victoria, 1903-1905, Vol 1, p. 584-585).

MMBW 1900 – This is the location of the Engineering Works 45-49 (now roughly #51).

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