1920

After the Carrara Ceiling Co closed its branch, a new company the Carrara Plaster Co was formed to carry on its business at Crummer Road, Grey Lynn. The manager was another Australian Mr E Boyle. This company ceased trading in 1927.
The firm of Hosken Bros started business at Sherwood Avenue, Grey Lynn. The three brothers were nephews of Mr W Batts and both Ivan and William served an apprenticeship to W Batts. Later they shifted to larger premises at Wilton Street, Grey Lynn and carried on until 1936 at which time the business was closed down after William Hosken’s retirement. It is worthy to note that the 3 Hoskin brothers were New Zealanders.
Comments at this stage of the industry were that most of the tradesmen employed up to this time were of the old school, many of them having learned their skills in Australia before migrating to New Zealand. This era of modellers, moulders and shop hands was soon to end and the numbers diminish.