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J. E. Ridingbery

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of Lawrence Hill and 38 Gloucester Lane, Bristol.

Toy Manufacturer

c. 1850 Company established by James E. Ridingbery, manufacturer of spinning tops.[1]

1868-71 James E. Ridingberry listed as a toy manufacturer in Lawrence Hill.[2][3]

1914 Company, then based at 38 Gloucester Lane, amalgamated with the toy manufacturer P. A. Grace, of Henry Street, Barrow Road to form Ridingbery and Co. Ltd..[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Western Daily Press, 18 December 1922
  2. Slator's Directory, 1868
  3. Kelly's Directory, 1871
  4. Western Mail, 19 June 1914