14 January 2019

Filofax addresses

Whilst I was creating the new website of Filofax Catalogues, I noticed all the various addresses shown on the catalogues through the years.

Whilst the table isn't a definitive time line of the addresses, it however does give us some record of where Filofax and Lefax were located through the years.

I hope you find it of interest. If you have any additional locations please mention them in the comments below.




Year
Address
Map Link
Notes
1914
Standard Corporation,
Pennsylvania Building
Chestnut Street
Philadelphia
Lefax
1
1920
Sheridan Building
125 South 9th Street
Philadelphia
Lefax
2
1921
W & T Rouce
Appold Street
London, EC2
Norman and Hill Ltd
Exact number not known.
3
1929
40 Foster Lane,
Cheapside,
London, EC2
Norman and Hill Ltd
4
1937
16 Newgate Street,
London, EC1
Norman and Hill Ltd
5
1940
Aldgate Street
London, EC1
Norman and Hill Ltd
Exact number not known.
Bombed out 30 December 1940
6
1944
47c Queens Road
Watford
Herts
Norman and Hill Ltd
7
1981
Plough Yard Works,
Plough Yard,
Hearn Street,
London, EC2A 3PR
Norman & Hill (Filofax) sales
Not sure of the precise location.
8
1987
Filofax House
Forest Road
Ilford IG6 3HP
Filofax
9
1988
Lefax Publishing,
9 Murray Street,
London NW1 9RE
Lefax Publishing
10
1988
Lefax Publishing,
28 Shelton Street
London WC2
Lefax shop
11
1991
Le Jour et L'Heure,
13 Rue Oudinot,
75007, Paris
Filofax France
12
1992
Filofax Centre
21 Conduit Street,
London W1
Filofax Shop
13
1992
4th Floor,
4 Brandon Road,
London, N7 9TP
Lefax UK
14
1992
32 Rue de Francs Bourgeois,
75003, Paris
Lefax France
15
1993
32 Rue de Francs Bourgeois,
75003, Paris
Filofax France
16
1993
Filofax Inc,
500 West Avenue,
Stamford, Connecticut,
Filofax Inc (USA)
17
1994
Filofax Ltd Waverley House,
7-12 Noel Street,
London, W1V 4BA
Filofax Ltd
18
1994
Filofax Inc, Building
101, Merritt 7, Norwalk,
CT 06851, USA
Filofax Inc (USA)
19
1994
Filofax GMBH
Am Weisse Berg 3,
61476 Kronberg im Taunus,
Germany
Filofax De
20
1994
Filofax SARL,
89 Rue De Sèvres,
75006, Paris,
France
Filofax France
21
1994
Balderbækvej 31,
DK-2635 Ishøj,
Denmark
Filofax DK
22
1996
Baybond Mail Order
P.O. Box 133,
Burgess Hill,
West Sussex
RH15 9FT
Mail Order, not sure about this one
PO Box Numbers can be reused!
23
1998
Unit 3, Victoria Gardens,
Burgess Hill,
West Sussex,
RH15 9NB
Filofax UK
24
1999
Filofax Inc,
372 Danbury Road,
Suite 171,
Wilton, CT 06897,
USA
Filofax USA
25
2002
Filofax Shop,
68 Neal Street,
Covent Garden,
London, WC2H 9PJ
Filofax shop
26
2005
Filofax GmbH
Am Kronberger Hang 3
D-65824 Schwalbach
Filofax DE
27
2010
Filofax SARL
69-73 Boulevard Victor Hugo,
93400 Saint-Ouen
Filofax France
28
2015
FLB Group
21 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex, RH16 3TP
FLB Group
29
Thornybank Industrial Estate,
Dalkeith,
Midlothian, EH22 2NE
Filofax-Letts
Factory and Warehouse
30
Rediform, Inc.
555 Airline Drive Coppell,
TX 75019
Filofax Blueline Rediform USA
31

Nearly all of the sites are no longer Filofax addresses apart from the most recent ones as far as we know. 

This list has been put together for historical interest only.

Footnotes: These will include details of the source of the information above to aid more detailed research.

  1.  
  2. Post card date stamped 24 March 1920 - https://www.hipstamp.com/listing/1920-san-luis-potosi-mexico-commercial-cover-to-philadelphia-usa-sunburst-label/20974041  
  3. Filofax Facts - Ian Sinclair - Page 1. 
  4. Grace's Guide - https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Norman_and_Hill
  5. Catalogue cover for 1937 - https://philofaxy.blogspot.com/2012/01/journey-back-in-time-part-1.html
  6. Filofax Facts - Ian Sinclair - Page 2-3.

6 comments:

  1. Great list Steve.
    One to add as the earliest (1914) would be Standard Corporation, Pennsylvania Building, Philadelphia. This was the Lefax organisation then, and evidence suggests the building may have been located at 15th and Chestnut Streets.

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  2. Hers’s another from 1944:
    Norman & Hill Ltd
    47c Queens Road
    Watford
    Herts

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  3. Thank you for the additions. I recall now us discussing these locations in the past!

    Now added and also added to the map

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  4. Thanks. An inspection of the first chapter of the "Filofax Facts" book has just revealed a couple more.
    In 1921, Norman & Hill "began operations at the premises of W & T Rounce in Appold Street within the City of London".
    Later in the chapter, the office that was bombed in 1940 is stated as being on Aldersgate Street. A subsequent move to Watford is also confirmed.

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    1. 40 Foster Lane, Cheapside, London, EC2 is also mentioned for Norman and Hill here : https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Norman_and_Hill

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    2. Good find there. I wonder if that comes from the 1929 British Industries Fair source mentioned?
      BTW - a photo here places Lefax in the Sheridan Building in 1920.

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