Maple and Co
Upholsters, furniture manufacturers and retailers, of 149 Tottenham Court Road, London
1845 John Blundell Maple born to John Maple who owned a small furniture store in Tottenham Court Road, London.
Thanks to John Blundell, the business was developed into a major store.
1890 The company was incorporated with John Blundell Maple as its chairman.
1891 The company was registered on 8 April to acquire the business of furniture manufacturers and upholsterers of the firm of the same name. 
1892 John Blundell Maple was knighted.
1897 Maple was made a baronet after having served as a member of parliament.
1997 The store went into receivership, some of the assets being purchased by the Allders retail group.
Sources of Information
- The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
- Automotor Journal 1896/12/16
- The Times, 10 November 1933
- The Times, May 22, 1980
- 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