OUR PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS — EDDYSTONE (STRATTON)
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Stratton of Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham and 22 Castle Street, London, EC1. (1922) Stratton of Balmoral Works, Lower Essex Street, Birmingam. Telephone: Midland 3768. Cables: "Stratnoid, Birmingham". Showrooms in Hamsell Street, Jewin Street, London. (1929) 1911 George Abe Laughton was running a small section of Jarrett and Rainsford, selling coronation badges and flags. Components were bought in from a small supplier who suffered from the ravages of alcohol and supplies were erratic. Laughton bought the business for £50 and acquired four hand presses and two girl workers. He named this enterprise Stratton, reputedly after the hero in a novel his wife was reading. 1912...
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