Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies Ltd.

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Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies Ltd.

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H . Bell-Irving and Company was established in Vancouver in 1895 as Managing and Selling Agents for the Anglo British Packing Company . In 1908, the Company created an Insurance Department to underwrite insurance for its canneries and fishing boats . In April 1921, H . Bell-Irving and Company was renamed Bell-Irving Creery and Company Ltd ., and in 1929 the Insurance Department was established as a separate business and renamed Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies Ltd . In January 1948, the agency purchased Nairn Insurance Agencies and in December 1949 it purchased Crossley Insurance Agencies . The operations of these two companies were merged with those of Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies Ltd. at the time of purchase . Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies' functions included insurance, real estate, mortgages, automobile financing, and property management. At some point in the company's history, the real estate operation was carried out under the name Bell-Irving Realty at the same address, but circumstances and dates are unknown . Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies Ltd. went out of business in 1972.


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