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Beautility Furniture

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July 1920. Simon Sadovsky with his youngest son Harvey (Chi) aged 11. (©2017 Harold S Summers).
Date unknown. Three Sadow brothers together at the factory (©2017 Harold S Summers).
1930s. (©2017 Harold S Summers).
1930s. (©2017 Harold S Summers).
c1947. (©2017 Harold S Summers).

Beautility Furniture of Shoreditch and later Scawfell St., Hackney Road.

1896 Founded by Simon Sadovsky.

Between 1896 and around 1929 the family business was trading under the name "Sadovsky" Cabinet Makers. The furniture was designed by Simon's oldest son Ronald Sadovsky.

Simon's three sons - Ronald, Gerald and Harvey - all joined the firm at early ages. At various stages, his four daughters handled the secretarial work.

1929 Family firm re-named "Beautility Furniture".

1931 January - Simon Sadovsky dies aged 58.

1931 Opened a new factory on Angel Rd. in Edmonton.

c1931 Simon three sons changed their names from Sadovsky to Sadow.

1935 Beautility became a Public Company.

WWII Manufactured parts for the De Havilland Mosquito [1]

1947 Major Harvey Sadow died aged 39.

1957 Ronald and Gerald finally retired from the business and the family sold their controlling share in the firm this year.

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Sources of Information

  1. Mosquito by C. Martin Sharp and Michael J. F. Bowyer. Published by Crecy Books in 1995. ISBN 0-947554-41-6