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Crown Perfumery Co

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Crown Mitcham Perfume Bottle.
July 1890.
November 1890.
June 1911.
April 1944.
November 1951.

of Isleworth, Middlesex.

Makers of Coroshave, Iroma, and Mitcham.

1874 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, William Sparks Thomson and Theadore Young Kelley. in the business of Perfumers and Manufacturers of Fancy Soaps, carried on by us at No. 40, Strand, in the county of Middlesex, under the style or firm of The Crown Perfumery Company, has this day been dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due to or owing by the said firm will be received and paid by the said William Sparks Thomson, who will in future carry on the business of the said firm on his own account...'[1]

1881 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership formerly subsisting between the undersigned, William Sparks Thomson and Edward Blanshard Stamp, under the style of the Crown Perfumery Company and Thomson, Stamp, and Co., at No. 97, Cheapside, in the city of London, at the Fairfield Works, Bow, and at No. 177, New Bond-street, in the county of Middlesex, and lately, namely, up to the 1st day of February, 1881, at the New Fairfield Works, Old Bailey, in the city of London, and No. 177, New Bond-street, as Perfumers, was dissolved on the said 1st day of February, 1881. The business will, as from the said 1st day of February, 1881, be carried on as usual under the style of the Crown Perfumery Company at the New Fairfield Works, Old Bailey, and No. 177, New Bond-street, by Mr. W. S. Thomson alone...'[2]

1893 Exhibited at the Chicago Exhibition

1908 '...William Sparks Thomson and Charles Earnest Thomson, trading as The Crown Perfumery Company, Perfume, &c., Manufacturers, Sidney Road, Homerton, London, E.C...'[3]

1914 Specialists in the Manufacture of Perfumes, Soaps, and Toilet Preparations. General Offices and Manufactory: Sidney Road, Homerton, London, N.B. Hours of Business: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Established in 1869 by Wm. Sparks Thomson (d.); succeeded by Charles Ernest Thomson (son), the present principal. Premises: Extensive and well-equipped factory, the freehold of the firm. Showrooms. 108-9, Fore Street, E.C.; Abroad—Paris, 23, Rue de Choiseul; Manufactory, 21 bis, Boulevard Thiers, Argenteuil, Seine-etOise; Hamburg; Vienna; Copenhagen; New York. Staff: Over 400. Manufacturers of all kinds of Perfumery and Toilet Accessories.

1921 Became part of William Gossage and Sons which was then part of Lever Brothers

1959 Listed supplying shaving and hair preparations.[4]

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