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W. Turner Lord and Co

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20 Mount Street, Grosvenor Square, London, W

1880 Company established by William Turner Lord

1891 David Temple Muir mentioned as a director.[1]

1903 Partnership change. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, William Turner Lord, Octavius Satchell, David Temple Muir, and William Ernest Lord, carrying on business as Decorators and Furnishers at No. 120, Mount-street, Grosvenor-square, and No. 34, North-row, Oxford-street, and No. 9, Bourdon-street, Davies-street, all in the county of London, under the style or firm of W. TURNER LORD AND CO., has been this day dissolved by mutual consent so far as regards the said William Turner Lord, who retires from the firm, and whose share and interest has been taken over by his son the said William Ernest Lord....'[2]

1914 Trade dispute with the carpenters and joiners.[3]

1914 Decorative contractors. Specialities: reproductions from the antique in carving and woodwork, furniture, bronzes, silk and other fabrics, architectural work, decorative painting and furnishing, electric lighting. [4]

1914 'Partnership succession: the partners in the London business are Octavius Satchell, David Temple Muir and W. Ernest Lord, in equal proportions.’ ‘Specialities:....reproductions from the antique in Carving and Woodwork, Furniture, Bronzes, and in Silk and other fabrics. Architectural Work in all its branches is carried out, including Decorative Painting and Furnishing, with all appertaining to it; also Electric Lighting, including the fixing of the plant, wiring, and all electrical fittings.’ ‘Connection: Throughout the United Kingdom, the Colonies and Abroad. Inventions: A useful apparatus by which tapestry can be immediately released from the walls in case of fire or for clearing purposes.’ ‘Some of the partners are members of the Society of Arts, and Freemen and Liverymen of the Painters’ Company.’[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. Portsmouth Evening News - Saturday 14 November 1891
  2. The London Gazette Publication date:9 January 1903 Issue:27514 Page:190
  3. Daily Herald - Saturday 28 March 1914
  4. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  5. The Red Book of Commerce or Who’s Who in Business, (London, 1914), p. 260.