Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,152 pages of information and 245,599 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Achille Serre

From Graces Guide
March 1921.
July 1945.
1947.
December 1948.
March 1949.

of White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, London, E.

Cleaning and dry cleaning

1877 Established by Achille Serre, who carried on the business until 1889, when his son, Eugene A. Serre, became the principal.

1906 Incorporated as a Limited Company

1914 Directors: Eugene A. Serre, T. C. Palmer, W. S. Argent, J. B. Argent, S. Trevor Prince. Secretary: R. L. Argent. Introduced new system of nettoyage cc sec or dry cleaning into England. Premises: Three large factories in Hackney Wick, covering over three acres. Stall: 900 to 1000 hands. Branches: 110, and over 1,000 Agencies. There are over thirty establishments in the principal districts of London. Specialities: Dyeing, Cleaning, and Finishing of Dress Goods.

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