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Mr. Lock of St.James's Street Hardcover – September, 1971


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd; 1st edition (September 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0434862851
  • ISBN-13: 978-0434862856
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,547,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fred Belinsky on December 11, 2005
Format: Hardcover
It is hard to imagine that a single retail store that began in 1676 and moved its location once, in 1764, could still be in business today. In fact, Lock & Co. at #6 St. James Street in London is such a store. Whitbourn, a relative of the proprietors, writes of the twists and turns of the shop's history. I found most interesting the story of the advent of The Bowler Hat (a.k.a. The Derby or The Coke): A game-keeper customer, William Coke, wanted a hard felt protective riding hat for safety-sake while chasing poachers in his game preserve. Mr. Lock accommodated his customer and a great hat was born (see THE MAN IN A BOWLER HAT in this bibliography).
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By Thomas Harrison on October 11, 2014
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A lot to read but interesting history
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