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Henry Howell and Co

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of 176/186 Old Street, London, EC1. Telegraphic Address: "Henry Howell (Finsquare) London." Codes: Marconi and A.B.C. (5th Edition). - (1922)

Ditto Address and Cables. Telephone: Clerkenwell 2400 - (1929)

  • 1832 Company established.
  • Henry Howell was one of the leading English cane makers, and supplied the specialized trade from his factory at Old Street, London, which was 60,000 sq. ft. and employed 550 people. He offered many ivory canes with hippo ivory handles and collaborated quite often with H. C. Meyer of Hamburg.
  • 1922 British Industries Fair Advert (double page) as the "Largest Manufacturers of High-class Walking Sticks in the World". Manufacturers of: High-class Walking Sticks, Umbrella and Sunshade Handles for all Markets. Also Hunting Crops, Riding Canes, Presentation Canes, Mounters in Gold, Silver, Ivory, etc. Novelties of all kinds. Show Stands. Specialité: Natural Sticks. Illustrated Catalogue on application. (Stand No. K.15) [1]
  • 1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of High-class Walking Sticks and Umbrella handles, "Howell" Sporting Seat-sticks and "Resticks" Presentation Sticks, Folding Sticks, Sword Sticks, Hunting Crops. Sole Manufacturers of the "YZ" Smokers' Novelties. (Stand No. J.86) [2]
  • 1936 The company went into receivership on 29 July.

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