Red Hot

Red Hot

STATUS: UNCLAIMED

This letterbox is unclaimed – that means we don’t know who owns it or the story behind it!
If it belongs to you, or you know the owner, please leave a comment below and we will be in touch.

Red Hot

From the City of Port Phillip Heritage Centre:

Galliers & Klaerrs, iron founders and plumbers, occupied 135-151 Inkerman Street, St Kilda for almost one hundred years. Henry Galliers, plumber and gasfitter, opened his business on the site in 1870. He entered into a partnership with Frederick Klaerr in 1883. Galliers retired in 1884, and Klaerr retained the business forming a new partnership with Alexander Law, but retaining Galliers’ name in the business title. The foundry predominantly produced stoves and heating appliances and patented a new gas hot water heater in 1888.

3 Comments

  1. Anna Farley · April 29, 2013 Reply

    This is John Farley’s letterbox
    Near Heathcote Vic

  2. susie sedgwick · November 10, 2013 Reply

    My grandfather Joshua Peirce worked at Galliers and Klaerr in the 1920’s – 30’s. before setting up his own business. His grandmother was Therese (Klaerr) Renaud. Therese, her husband and 2 daughters arrived in Australia from France in 1872 after the Franco Prussian war when they had to leave Alsace Lorraine or stay and become German. Therese’s mother Elizabeth Klaerr was also with them. I would love to know how the Letter Box came about. Were there others or was it specially made?
    Regards
    Susie Sedgwick

  3. Ben Gundry · April 5, 2015 Reply

    I’ve just got the old stove from my mums family home in echuca, its a galliers & klaerr. im currently trying to do some research on it and stumbled on this page. From what i can see this mail box seems to be a custom made one off, using the the exact same oven door that’s on our stove and other pieces, if so very nicely done, and congrats to the owner and or maker on the recycling of bits and pieces… Looks to me like an old air compressor tank with a nice ornate fence thingo on top and the galliers & klaerr over door on some custom legs.

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