The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
The Royal Steam Laundry (Frederick Nichols, proprietor), Gill Street, New Plymouth. This laundry was established in the year 1900, on freehold premises, and is complete and up-to-date in every respect. The plant includes a Tangye boiler and engine, washing machines, a centrifugal drying machine, ironing machines, and polishing machines. Seven persons are employed, and a large business is done throughout Taranaki.
Mr. Frederick Nichols, Proprietor of the Royal Steam Laundry, was born in New Plymouth, in the year 1863. For several years he was employed in various kinds of work, including carpentry, and work at the gas works. Mr. Nichols was for nine years a member of the Taranaki Rifles, and rose to the rank of sergeant, and is a member of the Taranaki Guards. He has won several trophies in shooting matches. Mr. Nichols is married, and has one son.
Mr. F. Nichols.