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Furniture maker, of High Wycombe
Lucian Ercolani was born in San Angelo in Vado, Italy. His father was a woodcarver
1898 The Ercolani family came to England. Lucian studied at Shoreditch Tech. Inst.
1920 Established with twenty men as Furniture Industries, off the London Road.
Ercolani was very much an outsider - introduced innovations such as putting machine belts below the floor for safety.
1934 Took over Walter Skull.
1946 Began to make the Windsor line as a result of the Britain Can Make It Fair.
1995 Employed 450.
1999 High Wycombe's largest furniture maker, Ercol, announced that it was moving to Princes Risborough