House flag, Booker Brothers McConnell and Co.
|Description||The house flag of Booker Brothers McConnell and Co., Liverpool. A blue, white and blue triband with a red 'B' on the white stripe in the centre. The flag is made of a wool and synthetic fibre bunting. It has a cotton hoist and is machine sewn. A rope and toggle is attached. Booker Brothers McConnell and Co. was founded in 1832 as George Booker & Co., and traded in rum and sugar. The Booker family bought their first ship in 1835, the shipping side of the business was run in addition to major sugar production interests in British Guiana. The company merged with John McConnell & Co. in 1900. This multinational conglomerate company is now primarily a food distributor.|
|Date made||circa 1955|
|Credit||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Pope Collection. We regret that Museum enquiries have not been able to identify the owner of the flag's emblem and would welcome any information that would help us update our records. Please contact the Picture Library.|
|Materials||cotton; machine sewn; synthetic blend; wool blend|
|Measurements||flag: 1219.2 x 1828.8 mm|
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