Category:Bassett-Lowke offices, showrooms and workshops
W.J. Bassett-Lowke's original 1890s mail-order business operated out of Kingswell Street, at a premises owned by his parents' and grandparents' boilermaking and engineering business. Census records suggest that the site might even have even been the original site of Abraham Bassett's business before its expansion, and the location was identified by Bassett-Lowke Ltd as being the same site that appears in an old family photograph of Absalom Bassett, his wife Triphena, his wife's son Joseph Thomas Lowke and JT's wife Eliza Lowke. The child in the centre of the photo is a very young Wenman Joseph Bassett Lowke.
After the company became a Limited Liability status, it moved into a new larger premises in 1910. In character with WJ's habit of not moving away form hs family, the new buuldign was practically in sight on the foirs tlocaiton, perhaps a minuteor two's walk down the road!
The standard photograph of this new premises shows a building with a bevelled corner, on which can just be made out "Bassett-Lowke Limited Model Engineers", followed by some other text that unfortunately isn't readable.
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Media in category ‘Bassett-Lowke offices, showrooms and workshops’
The following 9 files are in this category, out of 9 total.
- Bassett and Sons, Northampton premises, Kingswell Street (1880s).jpg 2,640 × 2,079; 1.01 MB
- Bassett-Lowke Head Office, Northampton, 1929.jpg 1,545 × 1,501; 302 KB
- Bassett-Lowke Ltd, Head Office and warehouse.jpg 1,600 × 1,257; 555 KB
- Bassett-Lowke Model Works, Northampton (BLB 1929-03).jpg 800 × 776; 125 KB
- Bassett-Lowke, Repair Department photo (BL-MR 1937-11).jpg 929 × 746; 192 KB
- Bassett-Lowke, Repairs Department (BL-MR 1937-11).jpg 769 × 1,200; 233 KB
- Kingswell Street Northampton (Google StreetView 2012).jpg 1,279 × 857; 169 KB
- Making boat hulls, Bassett-Lowke factory ~1927.jpg 1,672 × 1,313; 293 KB
- Making Lowko track, Bassett-Lowke factory ~1927.jpg 1,656 × 1,271; 203 KB