Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,364 pages of information and 245,904 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Adhesive Tapes

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of Acton (1937)

of Manor Way, Boreham Wood, Hertfordshire. Telegraph: Elstree 1771-2-3. Cables: "Sellotape, Boreham Wood"

1937 Colin Peter Kininmonth, Henry Joseph and George Grey entered an agreement with Societe Anonyme Compagnie Industrielle de Material Aeronautique concerning a secret process which was then acquired by the company on incorporation.[1]

1937 Colin Kininmonth and George Grey coated Cellophane film with a natural rubber resin, creating a 'sticky tape' product, which had been based on a French patent. They registered their product under the name Sellotape and manufacturing soon commenced. [2]

1939 Edward L. Joseph was chairman; EGM held at Ozonair House, London.

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of "Sellotape" Self Adhesive Cellulose Tapes; Transparent, Coloured, Printed for Industry and Stationers. "Collotape" Self Adhesive Cloth Tape. "Cyclotape" Self Adhesive Sports Tape. Various Edgebinding Tapes. Dispensers for all Tapes. (Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 642) [3]

By 1948 was owned by E. S. and A. Robinson

1950 August 30th. Foundation stone of new factory laid by Mrs. George Grey.[4]

1951 Patent - Improvements in or relating to adhesive tapes. [5]

1952 and 1953 Four adverts on this page for Sellotape. [6]

1954 Patent - Coatings for self-adhesive tapes and the like. [7]

By 1960 was part of the Robinson Group of Companies[8]

By 1962 Sellotape Ltd was a separate member of the Robinson Group.


See Also

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  • Old photographs: [5]


Sources of Information

  1. Companies House filing
  2. [1] Sellotape Company History
  3. 1947 British Industries Fair p7
  4. Historic England
  5. [2] Wikipatents
  6. [3] History World
  7. [4] Wikipatents
  8. The Times Dec. 20, 1961