A J Butler and Company Ltd

A J Butler and Company Ltd


A J Butler & Co Ltd was an import agent based in Bulawayo. In December, 1934, the US Senate set up a Special Committee investigating the munitions industry with the intent to make certain investigations concerning the manufacture and sale of arms and other war ammunitions. A J Butler & Co was listed as an agent for the Winchester Repeating Arms Co.

In the mid-1940’s, it appears that the company may have become an agent under Halsted & Company Ltd. Robert Halsted had moved to Bulawayo in the 1920’s to set up an agency business and by the end of 1949 his brother Paul joined him to create Halsted Brothers Ltd.

  • James Gavin