Swaine Adeney Brigg

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Swaine Adeney Brigg
Industry Manufacturing and retailing
  • Swaine & Co. (1798)
  • Swaine & Isaac (1835)
  • Swaine, Isaac & Adeney (1845)
  • Swaine & Adeney (1848)
  • Swaine & Adeney Ltd (1910)
Founded London
Founder John Ross
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Products luxury luggage and umbrella maker
Website swaineadeneybrigg.com

Swaine Adeney Brigg is a British luxury bridle leather luggage maker and umbrella maker and retailer founded in 1750.


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


  1. ^ See timeline in the company history In Good Hands, pp. 152–3.

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