The John Heine Story Begins In Devonshire At The Village Of Buckfastleigh
1892 portrait of John Heine with his wife his wife Elizabeth, eldest son John, and baby Alfred.
1873 John Heine is apprenticed on 14th February to Willicocks & Son, Metallurgists and Founders of Buckfastleigh, for a term of 5 years at a rate of 2/-(two shillings) per week, rising at the rate of 1/- per week per annum reaching 6/- per week in his 5th year.
1875 Reproduction of actual John Heine Apprenticeship Indenture, in the Company’s possession.
1878 Apprenticeship completed, John Heine went to work for Dial Engineering Works at Buckfastleigh where he remained until emigrating to Australia.
The photograph, above, taken in recent years, shows part of the Buckfastleigh premises of the original Dial Engineering Works.