Thomas Lipton was born on May 10th
1850 at 10 Crown Street, Gorbals
They all shared a four roomed Glasgow
tenement at 10 Crown Street, Gorbals.
Thomas left school at the age of 10
and soon worked in his first job at a
stationers on Glassford street earning
just "half a crown" for a wage.
Before he was even 15 years old he
had saved enough money for a passage
over to New York and later got a job in
a US department store, learning the
many unique selling methods that
were to allow him to change the way
of shopping in Glasgow when he
returned home in 1869.
at his home in Osidge, London