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Atcraft Ltd, furniture makers

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Alternative name(s):
  • E Atkins (Formerly known as)
Date: 1881-1983
History: The firm was established as E. Atkins in 1879 by Edwin Atkins. The firm originally had factories at Church Row, Bethnal Green, London and in Birmingham. It was incorporated in 1922, with Edwin Atkins, his son Claude Cyril Atkins and George Clifton Sunley as shareholders and directors. It later changed its name to Atcraft Ltd, and moved to a factory at the Atcraft Works, Alperton, Wembley in the 1920s. The product range consisted mainly of indoor and garden chairs, occasional and garden tables, hall furniture, bureaux, hammocks and camp beds, cots and playpens, prams and invalid chairs. In later years the firm concentrated almost entirely on producing nursery and garden furniture. The firm ceased trading in the 1980s.
  • Wembley, Middlesex
Functions, occupations and activities: Timber and furniture > Furniture and upholstery
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C179524 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B33264 )
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1881-1983: records incl financial records, minutes, designs, photographs, trade catalogues and material rel to the directors Edwin Atkins, his son Claude Cyril Atkins, and George Clifton Sunley
London Metropolitan University: Special Collections

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