Scope and Content

Consists of financial statements, chairman's statements, test reports, leaflets, price lists and booklets for milking machinery, Gascoignes Gazette and photographs 1920's - 1960's

Administrative / Biographical History

Gascoignes (Reading) Ltd were established in 1927 by George H Gascoigne with premises in Berkeley Avenue, Reading, Berkshire. The company merged with Melotte, also a family firm that was established in 1852, in the 1970's to form Gascoigne-Melotte who specialise in milking machine design and development


  • TR GRL/AC7/1-8 Financial Statements
  • TR GRL/AC7/1-6 Gascoignes (Reading) Ltd
  • TR GRL/AC7/7-8 The Gascoigne Group Ltd
  • TR GRL/ET1/1-2 Test Reports. Milking Machine and Autowasher
  • TR GRL/P2/A1-123 Individual Advertising and Servicing Publications
  • TR GRL/P2/A1 S.A. Gascoigne, 31 rue des Rosiers, St. Ouen, France
  • TR GRL/P2/A2 Gascoignes (Ireland) Ltd., 6 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin
  • TR GRL/P2/A3 Gascoignes Nederland n.v., Valuerusplein 7, Leeuwarden
  • TR GRL/P2/A4 Gascoignes 'Reading' Ltd., Castle St., Reading
  • TR GRL/P2/A5-123 Gascoignes (Reading) Ltd., Gt. Knollys St., Castle St., and Berkeley Ave., Reading
  • TR GRL/P2/B1-18 Individual Advertising Publications. Other Firms
  • TR GRL/P4/1-13 House Journal. 'Gascoigne Gazette'. Gascoignes (Reading) Ltd
  • TR GRL/PH3/1-12 Individual Photographic Prints. Gascoignes (Reading) Ltd
  • TR GRL/PH3/1-7 Milking Parlours
  • TR GRL/PH3/8 Portable Milking Bails
  • TR GRL/PH3/9 Outdoor Milking Bails
  • TR GRL/PH3/10 Goat Milkers
  • TR GRL/PH3/11 Milk Cooling Systems
  • TR GRL/PH3/12 Milk Storage Tanks

Access Information

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Material deposited as a gift, September 1969 T69/10


Compiled by Zoe Watson, March 2004

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