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William Bartlett and Son

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November 1963.
November 1990. Strongbow.

William Bartlett & Sons of Sheraton Works, High Wycombe, Bucks

1864 Established by William Bartlett in partnership with a friend, making Windsor chairs in a barn.

Late 1890s started making cabinet goods.

1901 Moved to Grafton Street. Reproduction Regency furniture.

WWI Made plane fuselages

1918 Limited company.

1922 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Chairs for Dining Rooms, Restaurants, Cafés etc.; Oak Draw-out Extending Dining Tables; Café Tables; Revolving Office Chairs; High-class Upholstery. (Stand No. C.6) [1]

1938 Had showroom on Fitzroy Street. 300 employees

c.1965 Strongbow range

1995 135 employees.

Note: (2007)

  • The company is still in existence at Grafton Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, and has its own website: [1]

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Sources of Information

  • Furniture Makers of High Wycombe [2]