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A. & T. Burt Limited

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A. & T. Burt Limited


A. & T. Burt Limited was a firm of plumbing and electrical engineers, metal founders and manufacturers. The business was established in Dunedin in 1862 by Scottish brothers Alexander and Thomas Burt and gained immediate impetus from the Otago gold rush and Dunedin's industrial boom. read more …

Dates covered:

1862 - 1975
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Hi Fiona. My name is Mike Addison-Saipe.I am a direct descendant
of Thomas Burt of A & T Burt. His son was Andrew Reid Burt who
then had a daughter,Nola, who is my mother. There is quite an extensive network of Thomas' descendants in Australasia.

Mike Addison-Saipe, · Posted 24 August 2016

I am a direct descendant of Fanny (Burt) Stewart, a sister of the original Alexander and Thomas Burt who founded the company. I would be interested to know of any of their descendants in New Zealand

Fiona Morris, · Posted 20 February 2014

The RNZAMC Museum is co-located with the Joint Services Health School (JSHS) at Burnham Camp.

JSHS was formally known as the Health Services School (HSS) and prior to that it was the RNZAMC winder Major Chris Mitchell is now no longer the man in charge. Major Brendon Wood is the Chief Instructor at JSHS so has oversight but the School Sergeant Major, Warrant Officer Tim Crowe looks after the facility as a personal interest, as I used to when I was posted there.

sadie · Posted 19 February 2011

My father, John Holvast was coppersmith with A&T Burt Auckland, in the early to mid 1970s. When employees were asked for a company logo, I suggested: 'Think dirt... A&T Burt'. Needless to say, it was not taken up.

Anonymous · Posted 06 February 2011

Hi Steve,

I can confrim that 'Edina' was a brand name used by A. &. T. Burt at least from the 1890s through to the 1920s. By 1899 it was being used on their 'washdown water closets' (toilet system). The name was also used on windmills, water heaters, and other products.

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David Murray, Hocken Collections - Uare Taoka o Hakena · Posted 29 August 2010

Hi i have an old toilet system .Called 'EDINA'
Ive heard that A&T Burt's were the agents or possibly that it was one of their trade names for the plumbing range early on C1900 or so can any one cofirm this?
kind regards Steve T

steve t · Posted 04 August 2010

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