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Gilchrist and Fisher

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of Waterbeer Street, Exeter, Devon. Telephone: Exeter 2185. (1929)

of Kingfisher Works, 73 Commercial Road, Exeter, Devon. Telephone: Exeter 2253. London Office and Showrooms: Finsbury Court, 111, Finsbury Pavement, EC2. (1947)

1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of the "Devon" Leather Shopping Bags, including the Crazy Patchwork Bag in a very large variety of plain and multi-coloured leathers. Also Cosies and Cushions. (Stand No. P.77) [1]

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of "Kingfisher" Travel and Sports Bags and Cases, Shopping and Knitting Bags in Hide, Canvas, Leathercloth, etc. Specialists in Hand Luggage. (Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 463) [2]

1954 Patent - Improvements in or relating to knitting bags. [3]

1958 Patent - Improvements in or relating to travelling cases. [4]

1959 March: Patent - Improvements in or relating to travel cases [1] [5]. August: Patent - Improved means for attaching carrying handles to cases or the like [2]. [6]


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  1. 1929 British Industries Fair p68
  2. 1947 British Industries Fair p116
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