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of Marble Arch House, 1 Connaught Place, London, W2, and branches. Telephone: Paddington 2150 (3 lines). Cables: "Celebrated, Padd. London". (1929).
of Marble Arch House, 4 Connaught Place, London, W2. Telephone: Ambassador 3081. Cables: Ditto. (1947).
1780 Schweppes was founded in 1783 (1780?) by a German-born Swiss jeweller and amateur scientist named Jacob Schweppe, who discovered a way of producing carbonated water on a commercial scale.
1792 The Schweppes brand arrived in Britain, with the opening of the first factory on Drury Lane, London. The Schweppes product range included its classic Schweppes Lemonade, original Schweppes Bitter Lemon, Schweppes Indian Tonic Water and Schweppes Ginger Ale, and a variety of juices.
1793 After disagreements within the company, it was decided that Jacob Schweppe would keep the London business.
1798 Jacob Schweppe sold three-quarters of the business.
1830s Company produced a range of carbonated drinks, including lemonade.
1837 Company received a Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria.
1870 Company extended the range, introducing Indian Tonic Water and American Ginger Ale.
1896 Opened a large bottling plant in West Hendon, the site was chosen as it was near an artesian well and because of its proximity to Edgware Road and the Midland Railway
1897 Became a public company - Schweppes Ltd - the company was registered on 6 May, to take over the business of mineral water manufacturers of J. Schweppe and Co. . The company was one of those promoted by E. T. Hooley.
1929 British Industries Fair Advert for 'The Table Water of Kings'. Also Cordials, Devonshire Cider prepared only from the finest English apples) and Household Wines (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Mineral Waters. (Foodstuffs etc. Section - Stand Nos. K.40 and K.49) .
1947 British Industries Fair Advert in conjunction with Kia-Ora for Table Waters, Fruit Squashes and Cordials. Manufacturers of Soda Water, Tonic Water, Ginger Ale (Dry and Sweet), Lemonade, Ginger Beer and Still Malvern Water. Also Lemon Squash, Orange Squash, Lime Juice Cordial, Grapefruit Squash and Lemon Barley Water. (Foodstuffs etc. Section - Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 742) .
1951 Advert on this page for Fruit Squashes. .
1961 Employs 10,000 persons. .