Edgar Breffit & Co. Jar - Applied Lip (1880's)

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Found this old jar under the mud today. It is marked "E B & Co" on the bottom which stands for "Edgar Breffit & Company". The company used this name and abbreviation between 1880-1884.

In 1884 E B & Co became a limited liability company and their name changed to "Edgar Breffit & Company Limited", abbreviated as "E B & Co Ld" on their products. They would use this name and abbreviation from 1884 until the company went out of buisness in 1921.

The bottom base plate:
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Removed from the mud for the first time in 140 years:
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The company was founded in 1844 and was based out of Castleford in Yorkshire, England.

The company is likely most famous for manufacturing Lea and Perrins bottles until 1877 in the US and 1920 in Canada.
 

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