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Ercol Furniture

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February 1962.
November 1963.
September 1987.
June 1989.

Furniture maker, of High Wycombe

Lucian Ercolani was born in San Angelo in Vado, Italy. His father was a woodcarver

1898 The Ercolani family came to England. Lucian studied at Shoreditch Tech. Inst.

1910 He came to Wycombe 1910 to work for Fred Parker, then for Gomme’s.

1920 Established with twenty men as Furniture Industries, off the London Road.

Ercolani was very much an outsider - introduced innovations such as putting machine belts below the floor for safety.

1934 Took over Walter Skull.

1946 Began to make the Windsor line as a result of the Britain Can Make It Fair.

1995 Employed 450.

1999 High Wycombe's largest furniture maker, Ercol, announced that it was moving to Princes Risborough

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Sources of Information

  • Furniture Makers of High Wycombe [1]