Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Swaine Adeney Brigg

I recently heard that Swaine Adeney Brigg, a combination of firms dating back a couple of hundred years, as case, whip and (later) umbrella makers; holders of royal warrants, and the makers in the book as well as in the film of James Bond's bag of tricks in From Russia With Love, has just been restructured in administration, and will continue as before. They will always have a place in my heart because one of their salesmen, over in their former (bigger) shop, in Piccadilly,  once sold me an umbrella with the straight delivery of the line:

"Rain sounds so much better on silk, sir."

Long may you continue to flourish, SAB and - your sister company Herbert Johnson too.

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