John Gibb

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Proprietor of John Gibb and Co.'s Farmer's Foundry which operated in Ballarat in the 1860s.[1] He was a millwright, engineer and agricultural implement maker.[2] He set up business in Mair Street, near Market Square, in 1862, after moving from Melbourne.[2]

He advertised the manufacture of reaping machines, Adelaide stripping machines, threshing machines and winnowing machines.[2] Farm equipment was also repaired.


  1. Bate, Weston. (1978). Lucky City: The First Generation at Ballarat 1851-1901. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1862 'Advertising.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 2 January, p. 1, viewed 16 December, 2013,

--C.K.Gervasoni 17:24, 26 December 2012 (EST)

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