Stratton Costume Jewelry for Men
Stratton Costume Jewelry for Men (1912-1964)
The history of the British costume jewelry brand Stratton began 160 years ago as Stratnoid company for the production of knitting needles. In 1919, the company merged with Jarrett and Rainsford and became JRL (Jarrett, Rainsford and Laughton) with the trademark Stratton.
Headed by George Abe Laughton (1883-1964), the company had several factories in Birmingham and offices in London and Birmingham. Notably, in 1960, the company published several Stratton advertising posters for its centenary. According to the advertisements, and the brand logo, the company produced costume jewelry for gentlemen – cufflinks and tie clips. High quality workmanship, artisan design and a variety of themes – sports, hunting, fishing, cars, etc. brought the brand fame and recognition. In addition to costume jewelry, Stratton produced powder boxes, lipstick holders, and cosmetic containers.
Over a very long period of existence, the Stratton jewelry brand went through several reorganizations, mergers, change of ownership and ceased to exist in the mid-1960s.