Mappin & Webb is a British company that was established in 1889, but its origins go back to 1775 when Jonathan Mappin opened a silver smithing workshop in Sheffield. The business passed down through generations until it was incorporated as Mappin Brothers Ltd by Jonathan's four great-grandsons. In 1859, William, the eldest brother, left the business and the youngest, John, started his own firm called Mappin & Company. In 1864, John's brother-in-law George Webb joined the business, and they renamed it Mappin, Webb & Co. and then Mappin & Webb Ltd in 1889.
Mappin Brothers Ltd remained with the middle two brothers who expanded the business, and it was eventually sold to John Mappin, who incorporated it into Mappin & Webb Ltd. In 1897, Mappin & Webb received their first Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria, and they launched their acclaimed Campaign watch the following year. more...
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