Swaine Adeney Brigg
|Industry||Manufacturing and retailing|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
|Products||luxury luggage and umbrella maker|
Swaine Adeney was founded in 1750 in St James' London. The first Royal Warrant was granted by King George III for carriage riding whips. Then, in 1885 Thomas Brigg & Sons were appointed umbrella makers to Queen Victoria. In 1943 Swaine Adeney merged with Brigg & Sons the Royal umbrella makers who were founded in 1836 at St James' Street London.
- 1851 Swaine & Adeney awarded a first prize at the Great Exhibition, London
- 1879 The firm G. & J. Zair (bought by Swaine & Adeney Ltd in 1927) wins first special prize for its whips at the Sydney International Exhibition
- 1908 The firm Thomas Brigg & Sons (merged with Swaine & Adeney Ltd in 1943) wins the Grand Prix for umbrellas at the Franco-British Exhibition in Paris
- See timeline in the company history In Good Hands, pp. 152–3.
- Prior, Katherine, with many photographs by James Austin (2012). In Good Hands: 250 Years of Craftsmanship at Swaine Adeney Brigg. Cambridge: John Adamson. ISBN 978-1-898565-09-3.