Company name: Arnott & Co Ltd
Dates in business: 1891-1936
Type of business: drapers
Type of company: Private limited liability companyLocations:
Management of company
On the incorporation of the company in 1891, there were four directors: Sir John Arnott, Thomas Leburn Arnott, Robert Brown, who became managing director, and John Alexander Arnott, a Bristol shipowner. When the company was acquired by Fraser, Sons & Co Ltd in 1936, the existing directors were replaced.
Arnott & Co Ltd, drapers, was incorporated in December 1891. In 1903 the warehouse, in Jamaica Street, was remodelled and in 1906, the store frontage was extensively altered creating a new entrance and additional window area. The business traded successfully for many decades but during the 1920s began to experience severe cash flow problems and profits continued to diminish throughout the 1930s. In May 1936, the company was acquired by Fraser, Sons & Co Ltd, drapers, of Glasgow. The company was wound up and, in June 1936, a new company, also called Arnott & Co Ltd, was incorporated.
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