INTRODUCING: MR. B. HENLEY
Our namesake, the congenial Midwesterner, B. Henley, left the US to attend Oxford on a rowing scholarship in the fall of 1939 – a month before Germany invaded Poland, initiating World War II in Europe. Having flown crop dusters as a youth on his father’s Indiana farm, Henley postponed school to volunteer for the RAF and was immediately thrust into the war effort as a Spitfire pilot battling the Luftwaffe over the English Channel.
After a distinguished military career, first with the RAF and later with the US Air Force, Henley completed his education, working part time in a haberdashery on Bond Street in London – where he honed the attention to detail and practicality found today in our goods. Upon his return to the US, Henley teamed with talented archeologists and geologists who pioneered and patent methods of core sampling – seeking to unlock variations of climate, species and sedimentary composition during geologic history.