List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1870; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
Alfa Brewery Alfa Brewery is a family-owned independent brewery located in Schinnen, the Netherlands. Alfa was started in 1870 by Joseph Meens and is one of the few independent breweries left in the Province ...more
Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad was formed in 1870 in Virginia from 3 east-west railroads which traversed across the southern portion of the state. Organized and led by former ...more
Borsheim's Fine JewelryRetail Borsheim's Fine Jewelry is a jewelry store in Omaha, Nebraska. The store was founded in 1870, and has been a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway since 1989. Louis Borsheim started Borsheims in ...more
Brown-FormanAlcoholic beverage The Brown-Forman Corporation is one of the largest American-owned companies in the spirits and wine business. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, it manufactures some well known brands throughout the ...more
Cheshire Building SocietyFinance, Financial Services The Cheshire Building Society was a building society based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. It was the 11th largest building society in the United Kingdom based on total assets of £5 ...more
City Point Railroad The City Point Railroad was a nine-mile railroad in eastern Virginia established in 1836 which ran from City Point on the navigable portion of the James River to Petersburg, Virginia. It was ...more
Clarica Life Assurance
Davies Turner Davies Turner is an international Freight Forwarding company, based in the United Kingdom and founded in 1870. With a head office in London, other branches are in Dartford, Birmingham, ...more
De BijenkorfRetail De Bijenkorf is a chain of high-end department stores in the Netherlands with its flagship store on Dam Square, Amsterdam. It was founded by Simon Philip Goudsmit. De Bijenkorf is owned by the ...more
Deutsche BankInvestment banking, Financial Services, Commercial Banking Deutsche Bank AG is a German global banking and financial services company with its headquarters in the Deutsche Bank Twin Towers in Frankfurt. It has more than 100,000 employees in over 70 ...more
First Niagara BankFinance, Savings institutions, Not Federally Chartered First Niagara Bank is a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation-insured regional banking corporation headquartered in the Larkin Terminal Warehouse in Buffalo, New York. Its parent company, First ...more
Gilbarco Veeder-RootManufacturing Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a subsidiary of the Danaher Corporation, is a supplier of fuel dispensers, point of sale systems, payment systems, forecourt merchandising and support services. The ...more
Goldsmith'sRetail Goldsmith's was a department store founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1870 by German immigrant brothers Jacob and Isaac Goldsmith. With a $500 investment, they opened a dry goods store on Beale ...more
Hibernia National Bank Hibernia National Bank, founded in 1870, was a personal banking and commercial lending institution headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kendall & Sons Ltd Kendall and Sons Limited was an umbrella, rainwear and ladies wear company founded in 1870, it was bought by Combined English Stores in 1977, and subsequently by Hepworths, a Leeds based ...more
Life Insurance Corporation of IndiaFinancial Services Life Insurance Corporation of India is an Indian state-owned insurance group and investment company headquartered in Mumbai. It is the largest insurance company in India with an estimated asset ...more
Mansfield Building SocietyFinancial Services The Mansfield Building Society is a UK building society, which has its headquarters in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. It is a member of the Building Societies Association.
Marlin FirearmsArms industry, Arms Manufacturers Marlin Firearms Co., formerly of North Haven, Connecticut, is a manufacturer of high power, center fire, lever action, bolt-action, and .22 caliber rimfire rifles. In the past, the company made ...more
Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway The Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway was an American Class I railroad that built and operated lines radiating south and west from Minneapolis, Minnesota which existed for 90 years from 1870 to ...more
New York Cotton Exchange The New York Cotton Exchange was a commodities exchange founded in 1870 by a group of one hundred cotton brokers and merchants at 1 Hanover Square in New York City.
Nobel Enterprises Nobel Enterprises is a chemicals business that used to be based at Ardeer, near to the North Ayrshire town of Stevenston in Scotland. Specializing in nitrogen-based propellants and explosives ...more
Standard OilPetroleum industry Standard Oil Co. Inc. was an American oil producing, transporting, refining, and marketing company. Established in 1870 as a corporation in Ohio, it was the largest oil refiner in the world. Its ...more
SuperValuRetail, Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers SuperValu, Inc. is an American retailing company. The corporation, headquartered in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, has been in business for over a century. It is the ...more
Tontine GroupManufacturing Tontine is an Australian manufacturer of pillows. The company began in 1870. From 1984–2001 it was owned by Pacific Dunlop. In 2001 it was sold to create a separate entity. The Tontine group is ...more
VEB PolytechnikVideo game VEB Polytechnik was a company from the German Democratic Republic, located in Chemnitz. In the GDR it was mainly known for producing overhead projectors, called PolyLux. The company was founded ...more
Woodbury TelephoneTelecommunications The Woodbury Telephone Company was a telephone company serving Woodbury, Southbury, Bethlehem, Connecticut, and parts of Roxbury and Oxford. In 1997, Woodbury Telephone was acquired by Southern ...more
Woodward, Inc.Manufacturing, Aerospace Engineering Woodward, Inc. is the world's oldest and largest independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control systems and control system components for aircraft engines, industrial ...more