Thomas Berry & Co.
Thomas Berry & Co., Wholesale Umbrella, Bag, and Portmanteau Manufacturers, 24, Queen Street.—
This house has for the last fourteen years occupied a most prominent position amongst the large industrial establishments of the city. The premises possess considerable historical interest, as having once been occupied by Sir James Lumsden, a former Lord Provost of Glasgow. They comprise three spacious floors, utilised as a manufactory, showroom, and warehouse, together with a fine suite of well-appointed offices and counting-house, and all the accessories of a large and well-organised establishment. A very large staff of hands are constantly employed.
Messrs. Thomas Berry & Co. have introduced into the construction of umbrellas and parasols many valuable inventions and improvements, with which their name will always remain identified. The stock is very large and comprehensive, and fully representative of all the best features of the various goods manufactured, including trunks, boxes, and portmanteaus of solid leather and the best workmanship. The umbrella and parasol department embraces many specialities, notably umbrellas for artists, photographers, and for tent and garden use. The “Gloria” silk umbrellas, after a test of many years, still maintain their extraordinary popularity. The “Bijou” and “Titania” umbrellas are remarkable as being the smallest and neatest in use, whilst the invisible seam umbrella is the most remarkable modern invention in this branch of trade. The firm also do a very large business in supplying the trade with material of every description, including the “Pachyderm” silk and the “Khartoum” and “Invicta” durable silks. The business is conducted throughout with marked ability, energy, and enterprise, and the trade controlled is of a widespread and influential character.
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