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of 20 Soho Square, London, W1. (including Crosse and Blackwell Manufacturing Co, E. Lazenby and Son, James Keiller and Son) - 1929
Ditto Address. Telephone: Gerrard 9261. Cables: "Unexcelled, London" - 1947
1831 Mention of Mr Blackwell of 11 King Street, Soho. 
1833 Advert for Crosse and Blackwell of the 'old-established' Fish Sauce Warehouse, 11 King Street, Soho, London. 
1835 Advert for Crosse and Blackwell Florence Cream for salads, lobsters etc., and Soho Sauce and Dinmore's Essence of Shrimps. Manufactory at 11 King Street, Soho. 
1851 Employing 50 men, 56 women and 10 boy 
1861 Employing 102 men, 16 boys, 84 women at Crosse and Blackwell, Soho Square, London 
1873 Death of William Blackwell age 64 'for many years connected with Crosse and Blackwell'. 
1912 Fire at their warehouse at Nine Elms 
1914 Export oilmen and preserved provision manufacturers. 
1929 The company became famous for its Branston Pickle, which was registered in this year.
1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Preserved Meats, Fish, Fruits, Vegetables, Pickles, Sauces, Condiments, Jams, Marmalade, Jellies, Invalid Foods, Essences, Custard Powders, Confectionery and Non-Alcoholic Beverages. (Stand Nos. K.20 and K.33) 
1947 British Industries Fair Advert: 'The acknowledged standard throughout the World for Quality Foods.' Manufacturers of Piccalilli, Pickles, Anchovy Sauce, Curry Powder, Table Salt, Vinegar, Mayonnaise, Olive Oil, Capers, Soups, Olives, Sausages, Meat and Fish Pastes, Beans, Peas, Oatmeal, Mushrooms, Parmesan Cheese, Essences, Christmas Puddings, Mincemeat. (Foodstuffs etc. Section - Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stands No. 737 and 738) 
1960 The company was bought by Nestle.
Today, the Crosse and Blackwell brand is part of 'The J.M. Smucker Company' family of products.