There is another lead that Karen might follow and that is through Companies House. An online search of the Companies House database does not identify Cohen as either a live or even a recently dissolved company.  There is not a file for the company among the files of dissolved companies held at The National Archives (BT31), though there are files for two companies of very similar name.

However, it has been possible to identify the company number for B Cohen & Co Ltd as being 279372. With the registered name and company number, Companies House should be able to provide some basic details about when the company was wound up. If they can indicate the registered office of the company at that time, it may provide a clue to the fate of the records, or at least a point from which to mount a further search. Here is a link<>

Alex Ritchie
Business Archives Advice Manager
Archives Sector Development
The National Archives
020 8392 5330 ext 2606
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