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1929. British Industries Fair catalogue.
November 1938.
December 1938.
May 1939.

Rothmans of Pall Mall. 13-17 Underwood Street, Shepherdess Walk, City Road. London, N1. Telephone: Clerkenwell 9546-9 (4 lines). Cables: "Rothcigs, Nordo, London"

1890 A tobacco company was founded by Louis Rothman.

1900 Rothman opened a showroom in Pall Mall.

1905 King Edward VII granted Rothman's a royal warrant.

1929 British Industries Fair Advert as Manufacturers of Cigarettes and Pipe Tobaccos. (Foodstuffs etc. Section - Stand No. K.17) [1]

1929 Rothman's was traded on the stock market.

1954 Rembrandt Tobacco Company acquired controlling interest in Rothman's.

1958 Rembrandt acquired Carreras Ltd.

1967 Carreras acquired 51% stake in Alfred Dunhill.

1972 Rothman's provided corporate financial support for the British Olympic team.

1996 Rembrandt Group and Richemont merged their tobacco business under the Rothmans International name.

1999 Rothman's merged with British American Tobacco.

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  1. 1929 British Industries Fair Advert 46; and p1458