Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Major and Field

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Red Lion and Three Cranes Wharf, Upper Thames Street, London, E.C.

Wharfingers, Bonded Warehousekeepers and Licensed Lightermen

Established in 1853 by John Kearns, William Tuxford and Charles Messenger Major, as Kearns, Tuxford & Major. Hamilton Field joined later. On the retirement of John Kearns in 1867, the style was altered to Major & Field.

1914 Present Principals: Mark B. F. Major and Charles H. F. Major (sons of C. M. Major (d.)). Staff: Eighty to ninety, also casual labour. Business: All classes of Colonial and Foreign Merchandise landed, worked and warehoused or lightered, including Tea, Coffee, Cocoa, Rubber and Metals. Coffee Husking Mill, Ore Crushing and Sampling.

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