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S. Noton

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September 1951.
May 1954.

of Endurance Works, Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, London, E17. Telephone: Larkswood 2262-3-4-5. Cables: "Amanotons, Phone, London"

1928 Company founded as manufacturer of 'Crown' luggage.

1929 The company went into production in Blackhorse Lane.

1947 British Industries Fair Advert as Manufacturers of Noton Travel Goods and Ladies' Handbags: including "Paxall" Expanders, "Herculax" Vulcanized Cases, "Milady" Soft Tops, leather Airplane Luggage, "Stowaway" Trunks, "Harlequin" Picnic Sets. Also Trucks and Industrial Containers for Textile and Allied Trades. 'World's Largest Makers of Travel Goods and Handbags'. (Leather Goods Section - Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stands No. 634 and 635) [1]

In 1949 there were 450 employees.

In 1968 the company was the largest manufacturer in Europe of moulded luggage for air travel.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 358; and p202
  • [1] British History Online: Walthamstow