Top 100 Furniture Retailers – Shoes A-Z: Designers, Brands, Manufacturers and Retailers – Bridge Street BS1 Map – 1937
Top 100 Furniture Retailers
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1-3 John Perris Ltd
Retailers of Fabrics (including silks) and accessories (buttons, cottons, etc.) Previously occupied by Levy Longfield and then Closs, who both sold similar goods.
Licensed Hotel with thirty-two bedrooms Bed and breakfast cost 8 shillings in 1938. Main entrance had Doric columns and a small garden at the rear. Built into the fabric of St Peter’s Hospital, which it dominated by many feet, the hotel owes its name to the fact that in this building the Bristol branch of the Bank of England was set up in July 1827. Premises run by W.R. Margrate, who took over in the early 1920s.
5a The Manchester Chemical Co. Ltd – Yeast Merchants
This single-storey building looked out of place attached to the impressive row of shops on this side of Bridge Street.
4 John Hall (Tools) Ltd
Retailers of Cutlery and Tools Also sold model railways, with an impressive display each Christmas.
5 Smith & Lister Ltd – Wholesale Milliners
6 Scottish Amicable Building Society
Upper Floors: Arthur Palmer, Solicitors
Jn Barran & Sons Ltd, Clothing Manufacturers
7-8 Fred Morgan – Furniture
Retailers of Furniture – Also had premises at 15—16 Bridge Street. There were showrooms at the rear of these premises in Back of Bridge Street and of Mary-le-Port Street. Well known for sale of three-piece suites — sofas and ‘mother and father’ chairs. Still trading today on Gloucester Road (Pigsty Hill).
9 Bush & Bush – Solicitors
Basement of these premises occupied as dwelling.
10 Farquharson Bros Ltd
Suppliers of typewriters, carbon paper, etc. Upper floors: G.G. Pain, Accountant
L.J. Coppin, Manufacturers Agent – A.J. Linnhen, Watch Repairer
11 Woodalls – Retailers of Furniture
Owned by Fred Morgan Furniture, who had premises at 7—8 and 15-16 Bridge Street, but retained the original name, otherwise there would have been too many shops in the same street with the same name.
12 C.H. Tucker & Co. – Auctioneers and Valuers – This building was called ‘Wellington Chambers’.
13 Coss & Morris Ltd – Wholesale Clothiers
This company moved to 20 Bridge Street immediately after the 24 November 1940 blitz. Upper floors: W.R. Mitchell, Ticket Writer – W.F. Mitchell, Motor Insurance Agent
14 Rylands & Sons Ltd – Drapers
Upper floors:Railways Enquiry Office Sheppard Norcott & Co., Solicitors
15-16 Fred Morgan – Furniture
Retailers of Furniture – Also had premises at 7—8 Bridge Street. This building had the offices for both premises. Upper floors: London & Provinces Discount Co., Moneylenders
Vickers Armstrong Ltd – Engineers
loco Rubber & Waterproofing Co. – Lords Day Observance Society – Dixon & Dixon, Solicitors – Glutton Moore & Lavington, Solicitors
17 Tanner & Vowles – Solicitors
Top floor occupied by resident caretaker, Mr Fugill. The partnership itself was formed around 1912 as Tanner & Clarke at these premises and became Tanner & Vowles in 1939. Still trading today in Clifton as Tanner Vowles & Cheshire.
18 D.W. Dembo – Retail Jewellers
Previously at 22 Bridge Street until around 1938. Also had premises at 69 Park Street and the Arcade Broadmead.
19 Bridge Hotel – Public House
Landlord: H.J. Chapman Brewery: Georges Brewery
20 Polchards Wireless Ltd
Retailers of Radios Upper floors: The Check Clothing & Supply Co. Ltd,
Clothiers – B. Morris, Solicitors – This building survived until 1964. Immediately after the blitz of 24 November 1940 it was occupied by Brown’s Seeds (who were previously at 39 Bridge Street) until 1961.
21 S. Mason Ltd
Men’s Outfitters – This company was established in 1934 at these premises. Upper floors: A. St John Burroughs, Solicitors – N. Jatsum, Accountants
J. Stancombc & Co., Sugar Agents These premises survived the war and Masons traded here until 1963 when they moved a few hundred yards to Bridge House in Baldwin Street.
22 The Multipress Co.
Typewriting Office Upper floor: Anderson & Co., Stockbrokers
23 Burgess & Co.
Turf Commission Agents Upper floors: Witty Featherstone, Stockbrokers
Yugoslavian Consul (F.D. Martin) foreign Money Exchange – A.R. Cough, Architect – E. Gray, Engraver
24 Gyles Bros
Gyles Bros still trade today at Blackboy Hill. Sports Outfitters – This business was established in 1908 and moved to these premises around 1910.
Upper floors of 23-24: Lowick & Simpson, Accountants Rennie Lowick & Co., Chartered Accountants – Henleaze Bowling Club (Secretary: W.M. Lowick) – UK Commercial Travellers Association – RSPCA
25 Laurence Studios – Photographers
Used by the Bristol Co-op Society in Castle Street to take photographs of employees who were due for retirement. Upper floors:S.J. Ricketts & Cooper, Accountants f. Darch, Accountants
26 A. Lewis & Co. (Westminster) Ltd
Tobacconists – Mrs J.M. Withecomb ran a tobacconists from these premises until 1938, when the a
Dimensions: Width: 87" x Depth: 37" x Height: 28"
Gently-used Klaussner Classic Sofa from Delaney Collection with Rolled Arms and arm pillows. Its in amazing shape with no stains, rips, or tears. Comes from a cigarette-free, child-free, pet-free home. This couch acted as a secondary couch and has had very little use. The 100% cotton off-white slip cover is fully removable and machine washable.
•Kiln dried laminated wood frame
•Box seat cushions
•Joints Glued and fastened for additional strength and durability
•T-nuts are driven and crimped into place for superior holding power
•Spring Clips insulated with tempered steel to prevent noise and provide strength
•8.5 gauge tempered steel springs connected with two 16 gauge flex cords
Item & Dimensions
Width (side to side)87" W
Height (bottom to top)28" H
Depth (front to back)37" D
Fabric & Upholstery
TailoringSkirts are fused and lined with double thickness cotton inner liner.
Arm TypeRolled Arm
ArmPlush Rolled Arm.
Back TypeLoose Pillow
Construction & Warranty
Frame ConstructionFrames made of selected hardwood. Corner blocks glued and nailed to reinforce joints. Joints double doweled and glued. Frames given extra support with formed seat braces.
Coil ConstructionNo sag spring construction. Seat construction of heavy gauge tempered sinuous wire. Industrial tempered tie wire for a stable seat construction. All back springs covered in high quality remay.
Padding & ErgonomicsSeat cushions made of special density & compression foam at least 1.8 density, wrapped in Dacron or convoluted foam. Arms padded with foam or white polyester cotton. Contour of arm formed with edge roll.
Klaussner Furniture Industries is among the largest furniture manufacturers in the United States and is the largest privately held furniture manufacturer in the country. Since 1979, when Hans Klaussner, a German furniture entrepreneur, purchased an Asheboro, North Carolina upholstery manufacturing operation, the company has seen growth unprecedented in the industry. The company is well known for its quality, value priced home furnishings, all produced by highly skilled employees and distributed through furniture retailers throughout the world.
Today, Klaussner has 20 manufacturing plants, as well as numerous support facilities in the US and abroad. Subsidiaries, Prestige Fabricators, a foam manufacturing company, and Technimark, Inc., a plastic injection molding company, ensure that Klaussner’s superior quality standards are maintained. Its corporate headquarters and 100,000 square foot showroom are located in Asheboro, North Carolina. The company ships from distribution centers located on both the east and west coasts. Included in the upholstered product line are sofas, loveseats, chairs, ottomans, sectionals, sleep sofas and chairs, and reclining furniture, with over 1,000 fabric and leather choices.
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