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Hampton and Sons

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May 1894.
June 1894.
August 1894.
January 1899.

Hampton and Sons, furniture maker and retailer, of 8 Pall Mall East, London, SW1. Telephone: Whitehall 1020. Cables: "Hamitic, London"

19th and 20th century cabinet makers and antique dealers, Pall Mall East, London. [1]

1830 Business established[2]

1897 The company was registered on 15 June, to acquire the business of house furnishers, builders etc of the firm of the same name. [3]

1898 'Hampton and Sons Ltd Great Inaugural Sale, January 1898' Furniture company advert. [4]

1903 Acquired by Waring and Gillow

1927 Patent - Improvements in or relating to seats. [5]

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Bedding, Bedroom Furniture and Upholstery. (Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 699) [6]

1948 Patent - Improvements connected with disappearing or concealed beds. [7]

1950 January. Auctioned furnishings and fittings from the RMS Aquitania (launched 1914, Cunard Line). [8]

1952 Undertook restoration work on Richmond Council Chamber. Furnished and decorated the new royal yacht, Britannia. [9]

1957 Acquired by Camp Bird; the estate agency chain was sold to Mr P Hampton[10], leaving the main radio/TV and furniture store in Kensington and 2 others[11]. A subsidiary (Robson and Sons of Newcastle) was sold to Maple and Co[12]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [1] The Arts and Crafts Home
  2. The Times, Apr 02, 1903
  3. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  4. [2] Illustrated London News
  5. [3] Wikipatents
  6. 1947 British Industries Fair p128
  7. [4] Wikipatents
  8. [5] Maritime Quest
  9. [6] London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
  10. The Times, 17 January 1957
  11. The Times, 11 November 1957
  12. The Times, 6 March 1957