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Biographical entry Taubman, Nathaniel James (1864 - 1931)

Born
5 February 1864
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
21 December 1931
Croydon, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Manufacturer

Summary

Nathaniel James Taubman established a paint and varnish works at St Peters in 1901 with his brother George. In 1912 this became Taubman's Ltd. Nathaniel sold out to his brother in 1914 and founded the Sterling Varnish Co. in Alexandria with his son Claude Percival.

Details

Born 5 February 1864. Died 21 December 1931. Apprenticed to a plumber, filed a patent in 1887 for "The Taubman bath heater and hot shower machine", established a paint and varnish works at St Peters in 1901 with his brother George, sold out in 1914 to form the Sterling Varnish Co. in Alexandria with his son Claude Percival.

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Walsh, G. P., 'Taubman, George Henry (1862-1938) and Nathaniel James (1864-1931), manufacturers', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, p. 173. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120191b.htm. Details

Online Resources

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