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C.F.P. CO. LTD.a 

User: Cadbury Fry & Pascall & Co, Ltd

 

Confectioners

 

Address: 47 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA.

Revenue Use:

Numeral 2d

Rarity Scale:

 

Numeral 2d R4.

 

Background: *The Cadbury company was established in Birmingham, England in 1824 by John Cadbury who traded in tea, coffee and drinking chocolate. From 1831 he started to produce a variety of cocoa and drinking chocolates. In 1847 John Cadbury was joined by his brother Benjamin and the company became known as "Cadbury Brothers".

The brothers opened an office, in London and in 1854 they received the Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria as manufacturers of chocolate and cocoa but from the late 1850’s the company went into decline.

In 1861 John Cadbury's sons Richard and George took over the business and reversed the decline by increasing the business’s focus on chocolate, at the cost of tea and coffee and by increasing the quality of their products.

The company grew in the 1860’s and 70’s and they started to export, including early orders to Australia. In 1878 the brothers decided to build new production facilities in the countryside four miles from Birmingham and over time this provided improved efficiency through better transport and access to labour by providing housing to workers.  In 1899 Cadbury became a limited liability company. The company then set about establishing a global presence.

In 1919 (some sources 1922) Cadbury in Australia merged with J.S. Fry and later Pascall to form a new Australian company named Cadbury-Fry and Pascall. The original factory was in Claremont, Tasmania.

Cadbury Australia Claremont circa 1920’s

In 1967, Cadbury acquired MacRobertson Chocolates, a well-respected confectionery manufacturer founded in 1880. The move gave Cadbury another major manufacturing base on the Australian mainland - at Ringwood in Melbourne, Victoria. It also added a range of unique confectionery brands, including Cherry Ripe and Freddo Frog, which were household names.

In 1969, Cadbury merged with Schweppes Australia, creating the now familiar Cadbury Schweppes identity. Cadbury expanded again in the 1980s after it acquired the Red Tulip confectionery company.

Cadbury became part of the Kraft Foods family of companies in February 2010. 

 

Device: Handstamped

 

Related Patterns: Nil

 

*www.cadbury.com.au/about-cadbury/cadbury…

 

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CRAVAN & CO. Pty. LTD.a 

User: J Cravan & Co. Pty. Ltd.

 

Department Store

 

Address: 162 Rundle St, Adelaide, SA.

Revenue Use:

1920 series 2d

Railway Use:

c1934 3d.

Rarity Scale:

 

Revenue Use

 

1920 Series R4

 

Railway Use

 

c1934 3d R4.

 

Background: The company that became, J (John) Craven and Co., Ltd., Adelaide, first opened in 1886 as Craven and Armstrong and they specialised in drapery and clothing, and were located at 154 Rundle St. The founders of the firm were John Craven and William Armstrong, who had formed a partnership and purchased the then well-known business of Charles Willcox & Co.

 

In 1912 Armstrong decided to retire, and the name of the firm was changed to J. Craven & Co. and it expanded into nearby properties in Rundle St, and also added a 3rd floor to its main building. In 1920 the company was floated into a limited company, with John Craven as Governing Director, and this provided additional capital for further expansion of the building and show rooms.

 

In 1926 J Craven & Co Ltd launched their new remodeled premises featuring mainly woman’s  fashions and bridal wear, but also carpet, drapery and furnishing departments.

 

John Craven died in 1932, at the age of 72, but the company that he had co foundered had benefited from Cravan’s frequent visits to England and Europe to acquire stock and build relationships with suppliers. Later the company established its own factory for the manufacture of a range of women’s and men’s fashions and this allowed the company to trade into the 1950’s.

 

Device: Handstamped

 

Related Patterns: Nil

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