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Title: Shipping Label
Post by: WozzA on 15.04. 2013 04:16
While going through a box of spare parts I discovered this shipping label,  (date unknown )
I had never taken any notice of what was written on it,
Just wondering who or what " GAGG & Sons " of Nottingham supplied..
&, why they would be posting BSA parts to " Green Room FILMS " Edinburgh ????    *eek*

  
Title: Re: Shipping Label
Post by: madsens on 15.04. 2013 09:50
Hi

Maybe these guys - still in business...

http://www.gagg-and-sons.freeserve.co.uk/clocks.html

regards
Joergen
Title: Re: Shipping Label
Post by: bsa-bill on 15.04. 2013 11:01
Yep still in business as far as I know (founded in 1900) last time I saw there advert they were selling the new petrol tanks as well as a lot of other stuff, specialise in speedo's and clocks.

Note the label is "care of" so could be anybody working for them - actors, actresses, and all sorts of luvvies in between
Title: Re: Shipping Label
Post by: terryg on 15.04. 2013 12:25
I heard from Russell at chronometricsuk that the brothers who ran Gagg and Sons sold up to someone from Sheffield relatively recently, maybe a couple of years though.  He used to do some work for them and now has their nameplate above the entrance to his workshop just outside Nottingham.  I can't remember the name the buyer trades under.
Always sad when these old names disappear or change hands.
Title: Re: Shipping Label
Post by: WozzA on 15.04. 2013 13:00
I did a Google search of A Gagg & sons of 106 Alfreton Road Nottingham UK & it came up as a
Classic British bike specialest that shut up shop @ that address in 2011..
Then put the address into google maps & looked at street view...
YEP the original signage is still on the empty shop....    *smiley4* 

I checked out madsens link & YES again I'd say their the same people, specialising in
SMITHS instroments...    *smile*  (   *idea*  Hmmmmm...might be handy )

I sent Greenroom Films a eMail re Belinda Streager asking if she is known, & if so..
what was purchased, who the bike was sold to? & if she knows when it was shipped to Australia?   ????

Waiting for a reply... I might get lucky to find out some history of my bike..    *smile*

Title: Re: Shipping Label
Post by: Topdad on 15.04. 2013 13:15
Impressed Wozza , your powers of deduction worthy of Homelock Soames , hope you get some answers best of luck, BobH
Title: Re: Shipping Label
Post by: bsa-bill on 15.04. 2013 13:23
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Gagg and Sons sold up to someone from Sheffield relatively recently, maybe a couple of years though

 I  have had stuff from Sheffield a Headlamp shell I believe, could have been them - the name Electrovectors (or similar) comes to mind.

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Impressed Wozza , your powers of deduction worthy of Homelock Soames

me too -  Starsky and Hutch ride BSA