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Barringer, Wallis and Manners

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of Rock Valley, Mansfield, Notts.

1860s Barringer and Brown were packing and selling mustard in tins that were being hand made by their own workers and decorated with paper labels or they were being decorated by the Tinplate Decorating Co. One of the partners, Charles Manners, was more interested in the packaging than the goods inside and developed that side of the business, it became so successful that they were able to sell a surplus of tins to other manufacturers. Soon they were transfer printing tins for themselves and others.

1887 Barringer, Wallis and Manners.

1895 Incorporated as a Limited Company to become Barringer, Wallis and Manners Ltd.

1903 First rotary printing press used.

1914 Manufacturers of decorated tin boxes, metal advertisement tablets, advertising novelties etc. Specialities: fancy decorated boxes for biscuits, tea, tobacco, salines etc. Employees 1,250. [1]

1939 Joined Metal Box Co

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Biscuit Tins - The Tin Pages - Tin Manufacturers