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In good hands : 250 years of craftsmanship at Swaine Adeney Brigg

Author: Katherine Prior
Publisher: Cambridge : John Adamson, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first to tell the full story of Swaine Adeney Brigg, the makers of luxury leather goods and umbrellas, this book presents a wealth of items made by the various firms and brands that came together to form the company we know today. Brigg umbrellas and walking sticks, Swaine & Adeney whips, Köhler hunting horns, Pendragon travel goods, and Herbert Johnson hats are all represented and placed in their historical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Prior
ISBN: 9781898565093 1898565090
OCLC Number: 815728722
Description: 159 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Foreword; 1 Swaine Adeney Brigg - The Founding Fathers; 2 J. Kohler & Son - Hunting, Coaching, and Signal Horn Manufacturers; 3 G. & J. Zair Ltd - The Birmingham Connection; 4 Thomas Brigg & Sons - Royal Umbrella-makers; 5 Herbert Johnson - Hatters of New Bond Street; 6 'Pendragon Perfection - The skilled touch of craftsmen'; 7 Looking Ahead; Chronology; List of Illustrations; A Note on Sources; Index
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The first full history of Swaine Adeney Brigg, the London makers of luxury leather goods and umbrellas.  Read more...

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