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Swan and Edgar

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November 1930.
April 1933.
May 1935.
March 1936.

of 39 Regent Street, London

1837 Business established

1882 Gossamer Waterproofs

1886 The company was registered on 29 July, as Waterloo House and Swan and Edgar, to acquire the businesses of Halling, Pearce and Sons and Swan and Edgar, silk mercers. [1]

1896 The name was changed as above.

1920 Acquired by Harrods; plan to demolish the building and rebuild[2]

1927 New company incorporated, Swan and Edgar (1927) Ltd, to acquire the old one[3]

1920s Debenhams acquired an interest in the company

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Times Feb. 9, 1920
  3. The Times 22 Feb 1927
  • The Times Feb. 7, 1928