John Mason +44 (0)151 449 3938 International House 35 Wilson Road Huyton Business Park $$$
COVID-19 MIGRATION GUIDE

Company History

6 Things That Happened in 1884

1884 was a very good year, especially for us as it was when we started out but there are a few other things that occurred that year too.

 

1. John Mason

In 1884 the company was founded by Mrs. Mary Mason in Liverpool, who started out by helping husband John with his carting business. It might seem hard to imagine nowadays but when the company began we used horse and carts.

2. Doctor Attempts Cremation

Dr. William Price attempted to cremate the body of his son, Jesus Christ Price on 18th January, which set a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom.

3. The Oxford English Dictionary

Something we are all aware of today but the Oxford English Dictionary was first published on 1st February 1884.

4. Invention Of Local Anaesthesia Is Made Public

On 15th September the invention of local anesthesia by Karl Koller, an Austrian ophthalmologist was made public at a medical congress in Germany.

5. Notable Births

German physician and biochemist Otto Fritz Meyerhaf was born on 12th April, who won a Nobel Prize. Also, Eleanor Roosevelt who was born 11th October was the longest serving First Lady of the United States whilst her husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt was president.

6. Kodak

A camera is essential for any traveller, but did you know that in the same year that John Mason was founded (1884), Kodak founder George Eastman patented the process of storing film in rolls?

There you have it, 6 things that happened in 1884. If you want to explore our history further visit our About Us page. (https://www.johnmason.com/about-john-mason/)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Australia

John Mason International Featured on BBC One’s ‘Wanted Down Under’

9 February 2021

Company News

Wanted: Future industry stars as international removals specialist launches apprenticeship programme

6 May 2021

International Removals

Video surveys – a more accurate start to moving abroad

30 April 2021

Moving Tips

Advice when moving with children from the UK to Australia or New Zealand

27 April 2021

International Removals

The Danger of Fake Moving Company Reviews

19 April 2021

News

Top 10 Destinations in the Middle East for UK Expats

15 April 2021

News

Tips to International Moves Post Lockdown

8 April 2021

Our Credentials

As one of the leading providers of overseas removals services on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service from ourhighly trained and competent team. We have been recognised as one of the leading international moving companies by the networks below and we are, therefore, proud of our credentials and the quality standard they represent.

Some of our Customer Reviews

If anyone asks me to recommend a removal company, you and your team are absolutely first on my list. You guys have been super helpful plus, all the way from initial contact to the end and so approachable.

Surrey, UK to Sydney, Australia - December 2020

We have been so impressed with the care taken and the quality of packing, and also realise perhaps how lucky we have been to instigate the move when we did, and then to ask John Mason to do it for us.

D.P. Leeds, UK to Perth, Australia – November 2020

Absolutely one of the best movers I have worked with. Pleasant helpful admin staff and the delivery drivers were absolute angels sorting and moving the boxes where I asked them to. Arrived exactly when they said it would.

Selby, UK to Sydney, Australia - September 2020

Read more independent reviews about us on TrustPilot