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    even picture the razor and boxs are amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeggman View Post
    I have spoke to lots of people around Mayfair to see if they remember the sign. there is no Upper Audley Street as i know only north Audley Street and South Audley Street. There suggestion it may have been on Mount Street the street connect to North Audley Street but no luck yet.
    From what I can tell by the map, Mount Street does not connect with North Audley Street:

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    no joins with South and is part of what people call The mayfair village as has very luxury shops. I thought if its store could be there.

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    From the dissolution of partnership entries and the excellent set belonging to mycarver, the following is concrete information:

    J. Drew & Son, from circa 1870/80s
    156 Leadenhall Street
    33 - 37 Piccadilly Circus
    Kings Rd., Brighton

    1882
    Regents Circus, Piccadilly (plus the above addresses)

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    1900
    Official name (as registered at Companies House) is changed to Drew & Sons (Piccadilly)
    but company name of Drew & Sons is retained, too

    1909
    Address changes from 33-37 Piccadilly to 33, 35 & 37 Piccadilly

    1928
    Firm takes on Limited Company status

    1973
    Drew & Sons (Piccadilly) struck from Companies House Register


    The name "J Drew & Son" seems to have been re-registered at some point - at least it is on file with Companies House:

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    Whether it is anything to do with the original company I do not know.

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    J Drew and son seem to be a later company in pluming
    Last edited by Eeggman; 06-14-2013 at 11:10 AM. Reason: wrong info
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    Could well be - I have seen another J Drew & Son too, but in connection with revenues paid for farm land they own. If only Martin had some proper records we could look at, we might have cracked it...

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    I hope Martin may come back to the form as he may know something to crack it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Miller View Post
    From the dissolution of partnership entries and the excellent set belonging to mycarver, the following is concrete information:

    J. Drew & Son, from circa 1870/80s
    156 Leadenhall Street
    33 - 37 Piccadilly Circus
    Kings Rd., Brighton
    Oh, excellent! You found the Brighton address. I'd been beating my head trying to remember the alternate address I'd seen for J. Drew, but unfortunately spending my days working in a house growing mold from the carpets has dulled my brain a bit. I couldn't remember WHERE the alternate address I'd seen was and I couldn't remember where I'd even seen the set that listed it (it was one of about 5 auction sites I follow, isn't that helpful?)

    To add to my amusement, the house I'm trying to clean out is on Brighton Avenue.
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    Zak - it is beyond dispute that they had an outlet in Brighton, as it features as an address on many of the J. Drew & Son razors. What is debatable is who owned the outlet in Brighton! For it is not listed as J. Drew, J. Drew & Son, Drew & Sons, Drew & Sons (Piccadilly) or J, Drew & Son Ltd. Rather it is listed as belong to one Henry Bernard Drew, who like the earlier Drews (he was born in 1866) specialised in leather cases, portmanteaus and leather goods. He had two shops: 42 Kings Road Brighton and 186, The Beach, Brighton.

    Henry's father was John Drew and his brothers included Samuel Summers Drew and Ernest Drew. So, to further convolute things Henry had his own company - H. B. Drew & Co - and he also allowed his brothers to sell their wares in his shops, and those wares included razors which were not made by any Drew but by other makers like Wilkinson & son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Miller View Post
    Zak - it is beyond dispute that they had an outlet in Brighton, as it features as an address on many of the J. Drew & Son razors. What is debatable is who owned the outlet in Brighton! For it is not listed as J. Drew, J. Drew & Son, Drew & Sons, Drew & Sons (Piccadilly) or J, Drew & Son Ltd. Rather it is listed as belong to one Henry Bernard Drew, who like the earlier Drews (he was born in 1866) specialised in leather cases, portmanteaus and leather goods. He had two shops: 42 Kings Road Brighton and 186, The Beach, Brighton.

    Henry's father was John Drew and his brothers included Samuel Summers Drew and Ernest Drew. So, to further convolute things Henry had his own company - H. B. Drew & Co - and he also allowed his brothers to sell their wares in his shops, and those wares included razors which were not made by any Drew but by other makers like Wilkinson & son.
    What an excellent example of how hard it can be to trace this stuff. The very type-specimen!

    I do wish I could remember where I'd seen the very nice J. Drew set recently, it'd go nicely here.
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