James Purdey & Sons Ltd

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Purdey was established in London in 1814, the year before the battle of Waterloo. The founder, James Purdey, had previously worked as a head stocker for Joseph Manton, the foremost gunmaker of his time. Purdey set up his gun-making business in Princes Street and soon moved to Manton’s former premises in Oxford Street in 1826. […]