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Aitchison and Co

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June 1911.
November 1920.
March 1922.

Aitchison and Company, optical instruments, of The Strand, London

1889 James Aitchison opened his first shop in Fleet Street, London

1891 Partnership dissolved. '....the Partnership which has for some time past been carried on by James Aitchison and Alexander Thomas Clarkson, under the firm of Aitchison and Co., at 47, Fleet-street and 42, Bishopsgate-street Within, both in the city of London, in the trade or business of Opticians, has this day been dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said James Aitchison, who will in future carry on the said business under the same style or firm of Aitchison and Co....'[1]

WWI Aitchison and Co. (Optical Works), of Bromley Hill

1927 Merger of Dollond and Co and Aitchison and Co to form Dollond and Aitchison

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [1] Gazette Issue 26140 published on the 3 March 1891
  • History of Dollond and Aitchison [2]