Catalogue, William Gardiner & Co; Tothill, Watson & Co; 1890-1903; MT1996.135.6


Catalogue, William Gardiner & Co

About this object

Catalogue; a 56 page sales catalogue published by Tothill, Watson and Co, Stock Agents of Invercargill who were the sole agents for William Gardiner & Co Limited's Agricultural Implements & Machines.

We have digitised pages 1 to 26 which show William Gardiner's range of implements. The remaining pages feature other agricultural implements sold by Tothill, Watson and Co.

William Gardiner & Co operated in Mataura from 1862 to 1910. It was established by William Gardiner and continued by three of his sons (William, Alex and Edward). The business specialised in making agricultural equipment. Its ploughs were widely used and favoured at ploughing matches. Besides ploughs it also produced: combined drills, ridgers, drays, wagons, rollers and harrows. All its products were marked 'W.Gardiner'. After the business closed, Bill Gardiner (Junior) worked for 25 years as a blacksmith at the Mataura Paper Mill.


Tothill, Watson & Co

Maker Role

Stock Agent

Date Made


Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Otago, Dunedin

Place Notes

Printed by J.Wilkie & Co, Printers, Dunedin

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper


h 300mm x w 230mm (includes sleeve)

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

genealogy/personal and family names

Subject and Association Keywords

mataura businesses

Object Type


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Public Domain Public Domain

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