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George Harrison and Co (Edinburgh)

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of 11 to 13 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. Telephone: Edinburgh 21684-23347. Cables: "Harrison, Edinburgh". London Office: 25 Savile Row, W1.

  • George Harrison began his career as an apprentice with an Edinburgh tailor.
  • 1838 His first business venture was with a partner in establishing a business of wool drapers, hatters and hosiers.
  • 1863 Twenty five years later he bought over an existing firm of woollen merchants, J. and A. Ogilvy, changing the name to George Harrison and Co.
  • 1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Producers of Trade Mark "Thistle" for Woollen Cloth for Men and Women. Suitings, Coatings, Flannels, Trouserings, Dress-coatings, Sportscloths, Gabardines, Riding Tweeds. Tropicals, Tartans, Linings, also Scarves and Rugs. (Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 299) [1]
  • Note: (09/08)
    • The company, now known as Harrisons of Edinburgh, has its own website: [1]

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