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Maple and Co

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November 1890.
June 1893.
September 1893.
October 1893.
November 1927.
December 1927.
December 1927.
April 1928.
September 1951. Maple carpets.
May 1953. Criterion Cocktail Cabinet.
December 1954.
October 1957.
July 1961.

Upholsters, furniture manufacturers and retailers, of 149 Tottenham Court Road, London

1845 John Blundell Maple born to John Maple who owned a small furniture store in Tottenham Court Road, London.

Thanks to John Blundell, the business was developed into a major store.

1890 The company was incorporated with John Blundell Maple as its chairman.

1891 The company was registered on 8 April to acquire the business of furniture manufacturers and upholsterers of the firm of the same name. [1]

1892 John Blundell Maple was knighted.

1896 The chief engineer W. R. Wakley, builds one of the first vehicle charging stations at the White Hart Hotel, Reigate with a dynamo from John Turner and Sons, Denton.[2]

1897 Maple was made a baronet after having served as a member of parliament.

1933 Amalgamation with H. H. Martyn, furnishers and decorators of Cheltenham[3].

1980 Maple Holdings was acquired by Waring and Gillow[4]

1997 The store went into receivership, some of the assets being purchased by the Allders retail group.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Automotor Journal 1896/12/16
  3. The Times, 10 November 1933
  4. The Times, May 22, 1980
  • Trademarked. A History of Well-Known Brands - from Aertex to Wright's Coal Tar by David Newton. Pub: Sutton Publishing 2008 ISBN 978-0-7509-4590-5