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Liverpool Picturebook

A site dedicated to photographs and History of old Liverpool

  1. Bryant and May the Liverpool connection

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post
    In 1843 a partnership was formed between, two Quakers, Francis May and William Bryant, to establish a Provisions Merchants business in Tooley Street, London. In 1850 they started importing Swedish matches, produced by Carl and Johan Lündström. This partnership was successful, so Francis May and William Bryant decided to merge the partnership with Bryant's company, Bryant and James, which was based in Plymouth.
    By 1853 Bryant and May were selling over 8 million boxes of matches per year