Paternoster Engineering Company Employees circa 1913

Paternoster Engineering Company Employees circa 1913. South Australian Windmill Manufacturing company PATERNOSTER ENGINEERING COMPANY:
Employees L. to R.
Standing: Jimmy BEARD, Chas. JEFFRIES, F. GURNEY, Moulder (unknown), Boilermaker (unknown), Johnny TAPLIN, Bill FRITSCH, Tankmaker (unknown), Tankmaker (unknown).
Sitting:George BATCHELOR, Harry ELLIS, Chas. BROWN, Walter GODDARD.
The windwheel in the picture would appear to be from a large GEM windmill. Edmund John Paternoster. South Australian Windmill Manufacturer. circa 1913

Edmund John Paternoster

Edmund John PATERNOSTER was born in Waltham, England in 1846. He came to live at Gawler, South Australia in 1858 and opened a gunsmith and sewing machine repair shop there in 1873. In 1877 he leased the business to his brother and moved to Smithfield for a year. In 1878 he moved to Salisbury and established an agricultural machinery business. He applied for a windmill patent in 1884. In later years he added a brass and iron foundry and a windmill, boiler and engineering works. PATERNOSTER moved back to Gawler in 1933 and died there in 1943.
In c1909 PATERNOSTER's son Henry George PATERNOSTER assisted in management and his second son E.J. PATERNOSTER was chief engineer. Henry George PATERNOSTER managed the business in later years.
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