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of 101/104 Chalton Street, Euston Road, London, NW1. (1922 and 1937)
Ditto Address. Telephone: Euston 1661. Cables: "Cowhide, London". (1947)
1878 Established by the brothers, Samuel Connolly and Joseph Connolly, sons of a successful tyresmith and wheelwright, who set up in business as shoesmiths and saddlers. The family-owned business concentrated on tanning hides and supplying, principally, the motor industry with leather for car seats.
The company built a business that would eventually supply the most prestigious automotive manufacturers, the most luxurious liners, the ritziest hotels, and even the famed Concorde with a quality of leather that has never been surpassed.
1922 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Harness and Saddlery, Bag and Case Leathers, Upholstery Hides, Enamelled and Japanned Hides for all purposes; Leathers for Railway Requirements. (Stand No. J107) 
1937 Leather upholstery for aircraft. 
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1947 British Industries Fair Advert for: Upholstery Leather for all purposes; Leather for Travel Goods and Hand Bags; Harness and Saddlery Leather; Japanned and Enamelled Leather. (Leather Goods Section - Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 411c) 
1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Upholstery. 
1968 Queen's Award to Industry for Export Achievement