Item #CL169-43 J.H. Abbott & Co., Pall Mall, Bendigo [Footwear Manufacturer And Retailer]
J.H. Abbott & Co., Pall Mall, Bendigo [Footwear Manufacturer And Retailer]
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J.H. Abbott & Co., Pall Mall, Bendigo [Footwear Manufacturer And Retailer]

c1880s. Letterpress, process screen and line block leaflet, four pages, 27.3 x 21cm (paper, folded). Slight creases overall.

Text includes “Bolton Bros., Printers, Bookbinders…Williamson Street, Bendigo [Victoria].”

The founder of J.H. Abbott & Co., Joseph Henry Abbott (1830-1904), was a prominent businessman, civic leader and politician. Excited by news of the gold rushes in Australia, he immigrated from England in 1852 and in 1853 he went to Bendigo and opened a general store, combining business with mining. In 1867 he established the New Times Boot Market & Factory in Pall Mall, Sandhurst. In 1867, his wife took over running the shop which was located next to the Bendigo Arcade near Williamson Street. In 1876, the leather business of T. Baulderstone was purchased, and operations were further expanded later by the acquisition of the Edinburgh Tannery at Sheepwash Creek, and The Edinburgh Leather & Grindery warehouse in Bull Street, Sandhurst. In 1889, Joseph Abbott passed all interests in the business to his son, who shared the same name, in partnership with an adopted son, Richard Hartley Smith Abbott. The business continued trading under the name J. H. Abbott & Co. A number of branches of the business had been established in the early 1900s. In 1959 the Pall Mall business relocated to 291 Hargreaves Street. The whole business was soon after consolidated and conducted from the Market Square branch (Lyttleton Terrace) as the Abbott Supply Company. Harold Abbott, the last of the family to work in the business, died in 1979. In 1980 the business shifted to a new purpose-built store and warehouse on the corner of Abel & Deborah Streets, Bendigo. Sandhurst Trustees administered the business from 1979 until its sale in 1986. Ref: ADB; Abbott Co.

Item #CL169-43

Price (AUD): $770.00  other currencies

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