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Ashe Laboratories

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April 1953.
1955. From Vogue magazine of January.

of 120-122 Victoria Street, Westminster, London, SW1. Telephone: Victoria 6781-6 (6 lines). Cables: "Ashetree, London"

of 225 Bath Road, Slough (1989)

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair.

  • Manufacturers of "Bandbox" Hair and Toilet Preparations, "Ashetree" Pharmaceutical Preparations, Amino Acids and Biological Chemicals. Essences and Flavouring Compounds. "Vamoose", "Banshee" and "Gitstick" Insecticides, "Vol-o-Pep" Motoring Chemicals and Products, "Tomatizer" Tomato Fertilizer. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1339) and
  • Manufacturers of Scientific Rodent and Insect Control Service Featuring Fly-Proofing. "Vamoose" Insecticide Powder in Puffer Container. "Gitstick" Concentrated Crayon Insecticide. "Rantu" the New Tracking Poison for Rats. "Banshee" Insecticides, etc. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1188) [1].

1954 Ashe Chemical's shares were quoted on London Stock Exchange.

1955 Patent - Improvements in or relating to containers having compartments for dissimilar materials. [2]

1955 Amplex

1958 Acquired Sherley range of pet foods and medicines from Aspro-Nicholas[3].

1963 Ashe Chemical, through its wholly owned subsidiary Ashe Laboratories, acquired Edwards Harlene Co Ltd, maker of hair care products[4].

1965 Plans to acquire 3 privately owned manufacturing chemists; talks with Aspro-Nicholas about exchange of some trademarks[5].

1970 Acquired the chemical division of Eugene Ltd[6].

1970 Sold Vims dog biscuits business to F. C. Lowe and Son; compensate Molassine Co for ending its contract to make dog food; acquired Oko Laboratories[7].

1972 Ashe Chemical of Leatherhead was acquired by International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT)[8].

c.1989 Merger with Nicholas Kiwi of Australia to form Nicholas Laboratories[9].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair p15
  2. [1] Wikipatents
  3. The Times, 1 December 1958
  4. The Times, 22 July 1963
  5. The Times, 23 December 1965
  6. The Times, 17 January 1970
  7. The Times, 16 December 1970
  8. The Times, 26 February 1972
  9. New Scientist 25 February 1989