The Star Factories

The company owned several factories in Frederick Street, Dobbs Street, Pountney Street, and Stewart Street.

Moxley Foundry which covers and area over 24,250 square feet on the corner of Frederick Street and Thomas Street included the following:

Ground Floor:
Carpenter's Shop, 54ft. by 23ft.
Garage, 102ft. by 25ft.
Polishing and Plating Shop, and Repairs Machine Shop, 85ft. by 23ft.
Repairs Stores, 70ft. by 23ft.
Despatch Office and Stores, and Repairs Shop, 110ft. by 48ft.

First Floor:
Managing Director's Office.
General Office with accommodation for the General Manager, Secretary, Cashier, Buying Office, Sales Office, and Stationery Stores.
Pattern Shop, 147ft. by 23ft.
Repairs Stores.
Tool Room, 155ft. by 23ft.

The central courtyard contained a boiler house, an oil store, and toilets.

Frederick Street / Dobbs Street Factory consisted of a two storey brick building in Frederick Street with single storey workshops at the rear, covering an area of 25,227 square feet.

Two storey building:

Ground Floor:
Foreman's Office.
Wheel and Tyre Stores.

First Floor:
Repairs and Sales Offices.
Wheel Stores.

Rear Workshops:

Erecting Shop, 160ft. by 110ft.
Running-In Test Shop, 60ft. by 35ft. (including the Foreman's Office).
Stores Shed.
Erecting Shop Stores.
Radiator Stores.
Blacksmith's Shop, 55ft. by 35ft.
Cycle and General Stores.
Boiler House.

Pountney Street Factory:

A three story building fronting onto Pountney Street with single storey workshops behind, covering an area of 54,864 square feet.

Front Building:

Ground Floor:
Entrance Hall.
Manager's Office.
Foreman's Office.
Costs Office.

First Floor:
Three Offices.
Three toilets and wash room.

Second Floor:
Drawing Office.
Blue Print Room.
Head Draughtsman's Office.

Hardening Shop, 110ft. by 40ft.
Drawing Stores.
Rough Stores.
Mess Room.
General Machine Shop, 125ft. by 105ft.
Tool Stores.
Machine Shop, 100ft. by 60ft.
Grinding Shop.

Boiler House.
Plumber's Shop.

One of the company's houses, next door in Pountney Street was used as the Time Office, and Scrap Store.  

Star's factories in Frederick Street, Pountney Street, and Stewart Street in the late 1920s.

Photographs of the Factories

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