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Simpson, Fawcett and Co

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April 1903.
April 1946. Swan baby carriages.

of Hunslet, Leeds. London Showroom: 29 High Street, New Oxford Street, WC2. Telephone: Leeds 27478-9. Cables: "Perambulator, Leeds"

of 281 Regent Street, London, W1. Telephone: Regent 2021. Cables: A.B.C. (15th Edition) Bentley's. Factories at London; Billacombe, near Plymouth, Devon, Lydney, Gloucs; and Leeds. (1947)

1859 Company established.

1890 January 1st. Price list from Simpson, Fawcett and Co, Leeds Rail and Perambulator Works, Black Bull Street, Hunslet Road, Leeds, showing the 'Royal Mail cart for boys and girls'. [1]

1908 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Baby car manufacturers. Specialities: high-class baby cars, toys, tricycles, woodwork and turnery for home and export trades. [2]

1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Baby Carriages fir Home and Export Trade; Folding Cars, Invalid Carriages, Wooden Toys, Children's Furniture, Children's Cycles. (Stand No. E.3) [3]

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of "Swan" Baby Carriages, Folder Cars, Nursery Furniture, Strong Toys, Invalid Chairs. (Olympia, 2nd Floor, Stand No. J.2276) [4]

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