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 163,364 pages of information and 245,906 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.

Philip Morris and Co

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June 1953.
October 1953.
June 1911.
September 1936.
February 1954.
1987-1989. Marlboro.
1987-1989. Marlboro.
1987-1989. Marlboro.
1987-1989. Marlboro.
1987-1989. Merit.
1987-1989. Merit.

Tobacco merchant of London.

of USA

1847 Philip Morris (1835-1873) opened a shop selling hand-rolled Turkish cigarettes in London's Bond Street.

1850 Started to manufacture the hand-rolled cigarettes he had previously sold.

1873 Philip Morris died, and the company was taken over by his wife and brother Leopold Morris.

1885 The company became Philip Morris and Company and Grunebaum when Joseph Grunebaum joined the business.

1887 The company reverted to Philip Morris and Company.

1894 Control of the company was taken over by William Curtis Thomson and his family.

1902 The company was owned jointly by the British and American partners.

1919 A new company was set up in Virginia and acquired the American Philip Morris Company. The new company name being Philip Morris and Co. Inc.

c1920s The famous Marlboro brand was introduced.

1980 After the company expanded into other areas of business, the total group revenue was $10 billion.


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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