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of 53 Leadenhall Street, London
and of 146 Leadenhall Street, London
1898 The company was registered on 26 January, to take over the business of shipowners, merchants of the firm of the same name in England, Scotland and South America. 
1911 Christopher Furness expanded his business empire by acquiring a 50% share in various Houlder companies.