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H. Burnham and Sons

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Business card.
Exhibition stand mid 1950s?
A. E. J. Burnham and his wife.

of 2a Selhurst Road, South Norwood, London, SE25. Telephone: Thornton Heath 1977. (1929)

Ditto Address. Telephone: Thornton Heath 3454. Cables: "Burbritpen, 'Phone, London". (1947)

Formed in the early 1920s by Harry Burnham, the company produced well-made yet inexpensive pens.

1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Fountain Pens, Stylographic Pens, Propelling Pencils, Pen and Pencil combination Sets, Pen-holders, Letter Openers, Paper Knives, and Advertising Novelty Goods. Specialists in Gold Blocking and Imprinting on any of the above lines for Advertising purposes. (Stand No. R.107) [1]

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Fountain Pens and Automatic Propelling Pencils. (Olympia, 1st Floor, Stand No. H.2105c) [2]

Throughout its history Burnham constantly competed with Conway Stewart and Co and is best known for high quality Red Ripple pens of the '30s and beautiful Marble effect plastic pens of the '40s and '50s.

The Company ceased trading in the mid-1960s.

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