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Lambert and Butler

From Graces Guide
December 1939. Rhodian.
May 1976.

Lambert and Butler is a UK cigarette brand. Due to Imperial Tobacco not owning the copyright on the original name, Lambert and Butler is known across Europe as L&B. [1]

1834 Charles Edward Lambert (1814-1887), the son of a snuff miller from Surrey, set up a cigarette manufacturing business with Charles Butler (1813-1882). The company had its first premises in St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London. They sold cigarettes made by John Wood and Son

1836 The company moved to Drury Lane, London.

1867-77 Trademarks were registered for the company by Charles Butler Jnr.

1876 Started manufacturing under their own name

1900-2 The company joined with 12 other companies to form the Imperial Tobacco Co during the Tobacco Wars. After the amalgamation, Imperial concentrated on the British market. A new company called British American Tobacco was set up to export all tobacco brands.

1961 W. A. and A. C. Churchman amalgamated with Lambert & Butler and Edwards, Ringer and Bigg, to become first Churchman, Lambert & Ringer, then renamed Churchmans in 1965.

1973 After an exchange of trademarks, the Lambert and Butler name is owned in Britain and elsewhere by Imperial Tobacco

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • Trademarked. A History of Well-Known Brands - from Aertex to Wright's Coal Tar by David Newton. Pub: Sutton Publishing 2008 ISBN 978-0-7509-4590-5
  1. [1] Wikipedia