Topic categories:

Aviss Brothers

You need to be signed in to respond to this topic

No actionNo action

Displaying 1 to 4 of 4 posts

Page 1 of 1

No actionNo action
4 posts:
Order:    

Harrier
Coventry
All posts by this member
1 of 4  Fri 21st Aug 2015 9:12pm  
Member: Joined Apr 2012  Total posts:148

While doing research in Yorkshire last weekend, I came across the above advertisement. Different cartoons were used during the year (1904). Has anyone any information about the company, presumably the cigars were imported and not made in Coventry? Why would a Coventry company advertise in an obscure northern industrial town's local weekly paper (The Keighley News)? Does this fact imply that they placed ads in local papers across the whole country - if that was the case it must have had a considerable turn over in sales? And what happened to the company and the brothers?
Aviss Brothers
flapdoodle
Coventry
All posts by this member
2 of 4  Fri 21st Aug 2015 9:29pm  
Member: Joined Nov 2010  Total posts:837

Nice find, I found this - London Gazette - the owners petitioning to have a company wound up (they are owed money.) They're described as a tobacco importer and cigar importer, and appear to have a place in London as well.
Aviss Brothers
dutchman
Spon End
All posts by this member
3 of 4  Fri 21st Aug 2015 10:03pm  
Member: Joined Mar 2010  Total posts:3021

90 Gosford Street is this building: The factory behind it was taken over by Hotchkiss and used to make machine guns:
Aviss Brothers
mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
All posts by this member
4 of 4  Fri 21st Aug 2015 10:52pm  
Member: Joined Oct 2013  Total posts:345

It seems they were involved in a trademark dispute in 1908 involving their ABC Cigars, (the ABC standing for Aviss Bros Coventry), with various companies including Albert Brommell & Co who sold the ABC Eldorado cigar. The History Centre have some of the company records 1878-1905.
Aviss Brothers

You need to be signed in to respond to this topic

No actionNo action

Displaying 1 to 4 of 4 posts

Page 1 of 1

No actionNo action

Previous (older) topic

Coventry Sports Centre / The Elephant
|

Next (newer) topic

Coventry Car Day 2015
View similar topics in the Industry, Business and Work category
 
Home | Forum index | Forum stats | Forum help | Log out | About me | My music
Top of the page
HTML5
1,439,947
Counter by Rob Orland

This page last updated 17th December 2017  (Load time: 273ms)