Swaine Adeney Brigg

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Swaine Adeney Brigg
Private
Industry Manufacturing and retailing
Predecessors
  • Swaine & Co. (1798)
  • Swaine & Isaac (1835)
  • Swaine, Isaac & Adeney (1845)
  • Swaine & Adeney (1848)
  • Swaine & Adeney Ltd (1910)
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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.

History[edit]

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.

Awards[edit]

  • 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

Notes[edit]

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

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