Mention the manufacture of tobacco products to people in Liverpool and their first thought is usually Ogden’s Tobacco works, Ogden's Tobacco Company was founded by Thomas Ogden in 1860 when he opened a small retail shop in Park Lane, Liverpool. But twelve years before then Thomas and George Cope had begun manufacturing tobacco in the city.
Cope Bros & Co was a company based in Liverpool that manufactured tobacco products from 1848 until 1952

The company was started in 1848 in Old Post Office Street Liverpool by Thomas Cope and George Cope. In 1853 the business moved to the Old Church for the Blind in Lord Nelson Street Liverpool.
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