List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1850; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
AetnaHospital and Medical Service Plans Aetna, Inc. is an American managed health care company, which sells traditional and consumer directed health care insurance plans and related services, such as medical, pharmaceutical, dental, ...more
American ExpressFinancial Services, Short-Term Business Credit The American Express Company, also known as Amex, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Manhattan's Three World Financial Center in New York City, United ...more
Budenberg Gauge CompanyManufacturing The Budenberg Gauge Company was founded in 1850 by Bernhard Schäffer and Christian Friedrich Budenberg and is now based in Irlam, Salford. The company is renowned for the manufacture of ...more
C. Person's Sons C. Person's Sons was a whiskey distillery and wholesale distribution center in Buffalo, New York from 1850 until closing due to Prohibition in 1920. Known throughout all of western New York as ...more
Cumberland Building SocietyFinancial Services The Cumberland Building Society was established on 16 April 1850 as the Cumberland Co-operative Land and Benefit Building Society. It has its headquarters in Carlisle, Cumbria, England. It is ...more
Emigrant Savings BankRetail banking Emigrant Savings Bank is the oldest savings bank in New York City and the ninth-largest privately owned bank in the country. It offers an account called Dollar Savings Direct, which offers a ...more
Harris ScarfeRetail Harris Scarfe is a retail department store department stores that was founded in Adelaide, South Australia in 1849. It is one of Australia's leading department store chains, offering a range of ...more
HarscoSteelmaking, Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing, Iron industry Harsco Corporation is a diversified, worldwide industrial company based in the United States. Harsco operates in 35 countries and employs approximately 12,300 people worldwide. The company ...more
Henriques & Henriques, Vinhos S.A.Madeira wine
HSBC Bank USAFinancial Services HSBC Bank USA, National Association, an American subsidiary of UK-based HSBC Holdings plc, is a bank with its operational head office in New York City and its nominal head office in McLean, ...more
Hulman & CompanyFood Manufacturing, Auto racing, Food industry Hulman & Company is an American private, family-owned, company founded in 1850 by Francis Hulman as a wholesale foods supplier of groceries, tobacco, and liquor. Headquartered in Terre ...more
Lightfoot Capital PartnersInvestment banking, Security Brokers, Dealers Lightfoot Capital Partners is an investment partnership dealing in energy-related investments. It is a limited partnership based in New York City.
London Necropolis Company The London Necropolis Company, formally the London Necropolis & National Mausoleum Company until 1927, was a cemetery operator established by Act of Parliament in 1852 in reaction to the ...more
Louis Delhaize GroupRetail Louis Delhaize Group is a retail group based in Belgium. The principal activity of Louis Delhaize Group is the operation of food supermarkets and hypermarkets in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, ...more
Macardle Moore Brewery MacArdle Moore Brewery was a brewery in Dundalk, Ireland, formed in 1850 from the merger of two older breweries, McAllisters and Wynnes. Over the years it was to become almost synonymous with ...more
Neptun WerftShipbuilding Neptun Werft is a German shipbuilding company, headquartered in Rostock. Since 1997 it has been part of the Meyer Neptun Group together with Meyer Werft in Papenburg.
Stroud & Swindon Building SocietyFinancial Services Stroud & Swindon Building Society was the 10th largest building society in the United Kingdom, with headquarters in Stroud, Gloucestershire and total assets of £2.7 billion as at 31 ...more
TatraManufacturing, Automotive industry Tatra is a vehicle manufacturer in Kopřivnice, Czech Republic. The company was founded in 1850 as Schustala & Company, later renamed Nesselsdorfer Wagenbau-Fabriksgesellschaft when it became ...more
VolksbankFinancial Services There are several European banks that operate under the name "Volksbank". There are also 1,099 independent local Volksbanken in Germany. They are completely separate from the Austrian ...more
Waltham Watch Company The Waltham Watch Company, also known as the American Waltham Watch Co. and the American Watch Co., produced about 40 million high quality watches, clocks, speedometers, compasses, time fuses, ...more