The Atlas Story

The Atlas Story

The Atlas Story

The Atlas Story

The Atlas Story

The Atlas Story

The Atlas Story

The Atlas Story

The Atlas Story

Stove, BS3 Atlas range

6 June 1961

Close-up of a newly launched BS3 Atlas range electric stove with saucepan on one of the elements.

Creator: Christchurch Star

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - South

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Sketch of Scott Brothers' Atlas works, Manchester Street

Circa 1885

George and John Lee Scott founded the Scott Brothers Atlas Engineering and Manufacturing Works which covered one acre in Manchester Street. The chimney, 80 feet high, was the tallest in Christchurch. In 1885 one hundred hands worked at the plant. When trains were introduced to New Zealand in the 1860s, the locomotives were imported. In the 1880s the government decided that the machines should be built in the colony. Against stiff opposition, Scott Brothers, succeeded in capturing the contract.

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - South

Source: Illustrated guide to Christchurch and neighbourhood / M. Mosley, after p. 164.

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Mason Struthers & Co. Ltd store, Colombo Street

15 December 1969

Interior of the 1st floor of Mason Struthers & Co. Ltd on the corner of Colombo and Litchfield Streets. Two members of staff are on the shop floor, which is decorated for Christmas, with Hoover vacuum cleaners and Atlas ovens on display.

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Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - South

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These machines bring back memories of the days when i had to be careful not to put my arm through the wringer!

Atlas thermowave ovens

17 August 1978

A worker stood next to a line of Atlas thermowave ovens ready to be exported to Australia.

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Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - South

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Ovens being tested at Scott Brothers Ltd.

21 September 1970

A line of electricians with ovens in the Scott Brothers Ltd factory testing them using a switchboard ahead of them leaving the factory for general sale.

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Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Southeast

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Pensotti planer at Scott Brothers Ltd.

21 September 1970

Unmanned Pensotti planer machine inside the Scott Brothers Ltd factory. The machine can handle work up to 14ft long and is used for electric range production.

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Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Southeast

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Scott Brothers, Ltd., factory

21 September 1970

Interior of the Scott Brothers Ltd factory showing the conveyor belt system that carries various parts of the range to and from where the porcelain enamelling process takes place. Several workers are present on the factory floor.

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Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Southeast

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Elvaston, Colombo Street

This is Elvaston, a grand old house at 40 (later 42) Colombo St. My great-grandfather John Lee Scott and family owned it from approx 1890 and the family lived there until approx 1930. In more recent years it was owned Miss Audrey Chisnall who kept it largely in an original state. It has now been demolished due to earthquake damage. The Scott family named it Elvaston after Elvaston County Park in Derbyshire from whence they had come to New Zealand in 1870.

Area: South / Cashmere

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A Founding Father and Family

A family photo taken at Elvaston, 40 Colombo Street in 1900. John Lee Scott is pictured with his wife and three of their daughters, Katie, Betty and Nell and other young relatives. It is of the family of my great grandfather John Lee Scott who came from Derby to Christchurch in 1870 with his wife Elizabeth. He and a younger brother George bought a railway foundry in Durham Street through to Manchester Street and founded Scott Bros Foundry in 1872, using the Atlas symbol after the Atlas Engineering Works in Derby where he was an iron pattern maker and engineer.

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