Last year Joshua, our hard working “Cultural Adviser” for Tonga Blue (part of our team for the past couple of years), took us to a place where there was a bell. No one knew anything about it, so I did a quick check for “Danks & Sons Sydney” and turns out the company is still going strong, as a huge public company with two of the biggest brand retail hardware chains in Australia. Here is what they say in their web site.
John Danks & Son Pty Ltd began as a plumbing business in 1859, established by brothers John and Samuel Danks. Occupying a prominent site in Bourke Street, Melbourne for 100 years, as well as factories in Melbourne and Sydney, the company manufactured and supplied a variety of plumbing and engineering products such as brassware, pumps, windmills and bells.