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Zacharias & Co. was a firm of waterproof clothing manufacturers based at 26-27 Cornmarket Street, Oxford.

In 1857, Abraham Zacharias, jeweller, established his son Joel in business as a china and glass dealer at 26 Cornmarket Street. By 1887, J. Zacharias was trading as a manufacturer of waterproof garments and would expand the shop into the adjoining premises in the 1890s. After the death of Joel Zacharias in 1905, the business was bought by Henry Osborn King. King ran the company until his death in 1942 and was succeeded by his children. The firm became a limited company, Osborn King (Oxford) Ltd., which continued to trade under the name Zacharias & Co. until the death of Henry's son, Cecil Osborn King, in 1983.

Deposited as accessions 2124 and 2125 in 1983.

Previously catalogued under reference Zach. and recatalogued by Katherine Kinrade in June 2021.

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