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10.7 Patent Furniture Manufacturers


Alphabetically sorted list of the Patent Furniture manufacturers who were operating in London at the time when mechanical and metamorphic furniture was in demand. Regional manufacturers have been excluded.


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Proprietors


Edward Argles Thomas Butler Robert Campbell


Thomas Chippendale Robert Dawes William Day John Durham


Anthony Eckhardt David Edwards James Faucon William Gaimes Thomas Gale Richard Gillow James Hakewill John Harris Heal François Hervé Peter Hewlin


William Ince & John Mayhew Robert Jupe George Kemp Thomas Landall T. Lane & Billing


James & William Lowdes John Marshall George Minter


Morgan & Sanders


Thomas & Samuel Oxenham William Pocock


Samuel & Henry Pratt George Pryer Thomas Scott George Seddon John Shepherd George Simson


William Smee & Sons Charles Stewart Margaret Tait


John Thomas Thompson John Trotter


Thomas Waldron John Ward


Thomas & William Wilkinson Thomas Wilmot


James Wilson & Sons


From c1795


Pre 1787 Pre 1754 Pre 1748 1820 1812 1820


Pre 1771 c1817


Until


Location


1813 Catherine Street 1814 Catherine Street 1796


1804 St Martin's Lane 1839 Margaret Street 1869 Strand


c1835 Rupert Street


1810 Hans Place, Chelsea 1871 Kings Street, Holborn


Pre 1731 Post 1772 Unknown Pre 1800 Pre 1772 Pre 1764


Pre 1780 Pre 1802 c1758


Pre 1835 Pre 1757 Pre 1773 Pre 1813 Pre 1790 1793


Pre 1795 Pre 1801 Pre 1813


Pre 1808 1780


Pre 1805 Pre 1820 Pre 1813


1820 Strand


1811 Marshall Street 1840 Welbeck Street


1816 Golden Ball, Cornhill 1840


1841 Strand


1850 Hay Market 1840 Soho Square


Pre 1829 Post 1845 Gerrard Street, Soho 1801


1819 Catherine Street 1832 Oxford Street


1824 Southampton Street 1867 Regent Street


Pre 1810 Post 1837 Brydges Street 1782 1753


1804 Ludgate Hill


1868 New Bond Street 1898 Bishopsgate


1840 St. Pauls Church Yard 1885 Pavement, Moorfields 1827 St. Martins Lane 1831 Cornhill


Pre 1812 Post 1826 Long Acre Pre 1790 1784


1808 Soho Square 1796 Catherine Street


Pre 1762 Post 1823 Leicester Square Pre 1766 Pre 1800


1828 Broker's Row 1840


John Street Pre 1817 Post 1840 Wigmore Street Little St Martin's Lane


1823 Surrey Road c1820 Strand


1817 Oxford Street


Pre 1809 Unknown Unknown 1810


Post 1848 Tottenham Court Road 1796


Lower John Street


Patents Registered & Manufacturing Specialisation Campaign furniture. Acquired by Morgan & Sanders in 1816


Patent bedsteads. In and out of business between these dates Little Mary-le-bone Street Patent 1086 for library steps in 1774


Field beds & library stools at Nostell & Harewood Patent 5490 for a recumbent easy chair in 1827


Patent 4076 & 5410 for trunks bedsteads in 1816 & 1826 Patent chair-beds. Acquired Morgan & Sanders in 1820 Patent 995 for a folding table dated 1771


Patent military travelling cases & extending tables Patent chair-beds


Portable secretary & desks


Patent 1002 for folding bedstead into bookcase or wardrobe in 1772 Patent 2396 for extending tables in 1800


Patent 3217 for folding chairs, tables & stools in 1809 Campaign furniture in a trade catalogue of 1848 Library steps in tables with John Meschain (d. 1780) Portable writing boxes & desks


Campaign furniture including combined couch & field beds Patent 6788 for a segmented extending circular table in 1835 Patent setee & chair-beds - transferred to son Matthew in 1798 Patent setee-beds. Became Landall & Gordon in 1740 Campaign trunks & portable desk manufacturers Campaign items including camp bedsteads


Patent 2393 for table construction in 1800. Also made chair-sofas Patents 6034, 6188 & 10918 for chairs & tables between 1830 & 1845 Patent bedsteads & chairs. Sold to John Durham in 1820 Patent mangle maker & short lived 'partner' of Thomas Butler Patent 2895 for an extending dining table in 1805


Patent 5418 & others for beds, bedsteads, couches etc. in 1826 Patent beds, chair-beds with Steains & Mackenzie for a period Rudd's tables & mechanical reflecting dressing tables


Patent 2248 acquired Gunby's license for elevating desks in 1800 Camp & cabin furniture maker eventually specialising in trunks Mechanical organ secretaires & cabinets for Weeks' Museum Campaign furniture manufacturers


Patent 3339 for extending table construction in 1810 Portable mahogany desks


Patents 3560 & 5403 for iron bedsteads in 1812 & 1826 Patent furniture maker that could be related to William Trotter Patent 1483 for bedsteads without screws & nuts in 1785 Patent 4862 for locks & other fastenings in 1823 Patent extending dining tables & card tables Patent sofa & chair-beds 'on an improved principle' Patent cicular combination games & writing tables


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