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Thomas Brooks and Co

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of 4 Sackville Place, Dublin

1832 Company established by Thomas Brooks.

1832 Advertisement. Lucas Coathupe and Co, manufacturers of crown window glass, of the city of Bristol. Thomas Brooks, Agent, wholesale and retail warehouse, 108 Abbey Street, Dublin.[1]

1834 Advertisement. The agency for Lucas Coathupe run by Thomas Brooks moves from 108 to 14 Abbey Street.[2]

1849 Advertisement. 'The Subscriber informs House and Coach Painters, Builders, Manufacturers, and others, that he is enabled to offer Linseed and Drying Oils, Turpentine and White Lead on much better Terms than they have been hitherto supplied. He solicits a trial MAURICE BROOKS, Wholesale and Retail Window Glass, Lead and Paint Dealer, and Oilman, 90, MIDDLE ABBEY-STREET.'[3]

1880 Incorporated as a private limited company.

1898 Reconstructed and shares issued to the public.

1914 Builders' providers. Specialities: ironmongery, plumbing materials, electric light and bell-fittings, oil and colours, wall papers, "Frugal" kitchen ranges and grates, sanitary goods, window glass, timber importers, saw mills and steam joinery works, cement (Red Lion brand), fireclay goods, slates, Killaloe, Welsh etc., steel joists, galvanized sheets. Employees 400. [4]

2017 Company remains in business - web site

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Sources of Information

  1. Dublin Evening Post - Saturday 30 June 1832
  2. Dublin Evening Packet and Correspondent - Thursday 31 July 1834
  3. Freeman's Journal - Monday 16 April 1849
  4. 1914 Whitakers Red Book