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John Tann

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1918. From ‘Kempes Year Book’
1935. Jeppe Street Post Office, Johannesburg, South Africa.
1935. Jeppe Street Post Office, Johannesburg, South Africa.

of 30 Walbrook, London.

of 117 Newgate Street, London, EC.

1795 Company established.

1910 J. Tann's "Anchor Reliance" Safes (see advert).

1912 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Safe and strong room engineers. Specialities: all kinds of fire and burglar proof safes, strong room, plate closet and party wall doors, bankers' steel strong rooms, safe deposits, all kinds of locks, deed and cash boxes. [1]

By 1962 was part of Clayton Dewandre Holdings[2]

1966 Sold to Borewood Holdings[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. The Times, Mar 27, 1962
  3. The Times Apr 26, 1966