The following pages set down the story of the origin and growth of the Firm of Harris Lebus until it became a Public Company in July 1947.
It will be abundantly clear to those who read it that the writer is no journalist. However, it is an honest attempt to put on record material from which a more gifted writer can produce history worthy of the subject.
I must express my gratitude to my cousin, Louis H. Lebus, who helped to clear my mind on some of the early years; to Professor J. L .Oliver of L.C.C. Shoreditch Training College, Egham, Surrey, for details of his research into the Furniture Industry in London in the latter half of the 19th Century; to many employees, both past and present, for a host of notes at various periods and, not at least, Doris Middleton, my personal secretary for a great many years, but for whose help I could not have completed this history.
L. S. Lebus – November 1965