There are plenty of companies in the catering supplies industry with extensive and varied histories, but you’ll be hard pressed to find many whose legacy stretches all the way back to the end of the nineteenth century.
One firm that can claim to have links to that bygone era, however, is Mitchell & Cooper. The company’s founders (one was a silversmith, the other an engraver) started their activities in Farringdon, London in 1879 and quickly went on to forge a successful and growing business, even gaining the contract to make trench periscopes for the First World War effort.
By the 1920s, Mitchell & Cooper had moved into bar and catering equipment, its first steps towards building a portfolio that more closely resembles what it is known for today.
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