"Peter Hooker Limited" owned an engineering business originally established in 1827 and carried on under the name Messrs Peter Hooker
*Peter Hooker (1817-1902) Printer's Engineer and inventor (Obituary, page 260, The British Printer, vol. 15, Maclean-Hunter 1902) patents for: railway ticket printing machine, hydraulic guillotine, envelope presser, die stamper etc. Brick-making machinery see Page 13 London Gazette Issue 23487 published on the 13 April 1869.
*Benjamin Hooker (1857-1932) Marine Engineer (The Times Feb 05, 1932; pg. 1; Issue 46049 and Jun 23, 1932; pg. 8; Issue 46167) as printers' engineers at 12 Pump Row, Old Street Road, St Luke's, later at Pear Tree Court, Farringdon Road, London EC. The limited liability company was formed to own it in 1900. Operations were moved to Black Horse Lane Walthamstow Essex in 1901.
There being insufficient business the Walthamstow site (for sale since 1921) was sold in early 1928 and the company was voluntarily wound up by its then shareholders at the end of the same year.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous musicians! More Peter Hooker on Wikipedia.