Eagle Cabinet Works

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Back on 21 October 2009, Robin Lamplough wrote to ask if anyone had heard of a firm called Eagle Cabinet Works. Neil Gould has now replied to the effect that:

Eagle Cabinet Works belonged to the late Joe Eagle [a close friend of my Grandad’s]. After he died, it was taken over by the late Garvin Bernstein who modernized it and turned it into a pine furniture factory and kitchen cabinet door factory [export only]. I moved to the UK in 1974 and around 1979, was the representative of Eagle Cabinet works in the UK, employed by Bernstein. He is survived by his wife Glenda in Durban. The Bernsteins were family friends of my parents and I grew up with their kids.

I don’t know if this is of interest but I wrote a book which includes a lot about growing up in Durban http://www.exopoliticshongkong.com/New_Book.html

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  1. Robin Lamplough
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    I don’t know how long ago this response was posted but it helps to clear up a part of the mystery. Thank you very much, Neil.
    There is a family tradition that my grandfather, Edward Lamplough, was a partner in the Eagle works, probably in the early 1930s. The story was that the factory was destroyed in a disastrous fire and that the partnership ended. As I have understood it, my father, Edward’s son, served an apprenticeship as a cabinet maker around that time, just before the Great Depression intervened.

    I look forward to reading Neil’s reminiscences/

    • Allan Jackson

      Hi Robin
      It’s been a long time since we spoke. I hope all is well with you.

  2. neville dawson
    | Reply

    i believe a great uncle of mine worked at eagle cabinet works in the 1930’s

    namely …… robert davidson ex grahamstown, pe and aberdeen scotland.

    his last wage received was for january 1938 £ 30 and he died the following month.

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