W Batts who carried on business in Albert Street as a woodcarver and turned started business in the Fibrous Plaster industry by bringing out from Germany a Mr Mantell to teach him the finer points of moulding and casting. Later he shifted his business to Vincent Street, then built a new factory at Rendall Place off Eden Terrace and carried on business at this address until 1934. His last job in Auckland being 1YA Broadcasting Studios in Shortland Street.