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 163,128 pages of information and 245,598 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

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Ogden's Tobacco Co

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of Liverpool

1860 Thomas Ogden opened a small shop in Park Lane, Liverpool, selling tobacco.

Within a short time he had established several branches throughout the city and in six years he had his own factory in St James' Street.

1866 A factory was opened in St. James's Street, Liverpool.

1870 additional premises were acquired in Cornwallis Street

By 1890 Ogden's had six factories in Liverpool.

1899 The factory at Boundary Lane was built; all operations were concentrated at this site when it opened in 1901.

1901 James B. Duke, the owner of the American Tobacco Company bought Ogden's for £818,000.

1902 The company was back in British hands after the formation of the Imperial Tobacco Co.

1962 Cigarette production ended; the company concentrated on pipe and hand-rolled tobacco, including St. Bruno pipe tobacco.

Late 1970s: The production facility was modernised.

2006 Imperial decided to end production in Liverpool.

See Also

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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
  • [1] Ogden's History