Antique and collectible history / Jarrett Rainsford & Laughton

Josiah Wedgwood History And Stratton Powder Compacts

Josiah Wedgwood History And Stratton Powder Compacts

The collaboration of Laughton & Sons Ltd. (owners of Stratton compact mirrors & accessories) & Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd. was one that worked so well. Laughton & Sons commissioned Wedgwood to make commemorative plaques to adorn their vanities and also purely decorative mounts.

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A Little Known History Of Jarrett, Rainsford & Laughton (Stratton & Co.)

A Little Known History Of Jarrett, Rainsford & Laughton (Stratton & Co.)

In 1860 Stephen Jarrett and Charles Rainsford joined in partnership. Jarrett was a pin manufacturer and jeweller.  Rainsford was a commercial traveller. The partners took on premises at 7 Broad Street, Islington, Birmingham. The success of the venture enabled Jarrett & Rainsford to move new premises at 48 Broad Street in 1870. In 1898 the firm took on an office boy who exhibited much promise. This young man was named George A. Laughton. The partners were so impressed with him that by 1904 he was rewarded with the position of assistant manager. 

 

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Vintage Stratton Compact Advertisement History Of Stratton Brand

Stratton Compact Mirrors & History Of Jarrett Rainsford & Laughton & Laughton & Sons Ltd.

The company which was to go on to make the wonderful Stratton brand powder compacts which are so highly collectible today was formed in 1860. This firm was one of the great British companies which manufactured world class products.  These ranged from elegant accessories to marine radios. The business employed a highly skilled and dedicated workforce from 1860 until 1997 when production ceased. We have included an illustrated timeline.

 

 

 

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