Advertising for Stokes from 1979
From around 1867-1893 he was in partnership with G. F. Martin as Stokes & Martin. In 1891 a fire destroyed their factory.
A couple of years after that the firm became Stokes & Sons. In 1962 the company was listed publicly, with a name change to Stokes (Australasia) Ltd. At that time they had several subsidiaries in metal works including stampings and pressings for the automotive and refrigeration industries, aluminium and brass castings, heating elements, anodised aluminium ware, fire extinguishers, etc., and employed more than 400 people.
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