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 163,107 pages of information and 245,598 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.

Benjamin Brooke and Co

From Graces Guide

Makers of Monkey Brand, general household cleaner and Brooke's Soap

1895 Share issue. Directors are Sydney Gross, Henry Bernhardt Gross and William Bennett Fordham (of W. B. Fordham and Sons). Business started in 1888 by Benjamin Brooke and Co, Philadelphia, Pa. USA.[1]

1899 'It is stated that an amalgamation is progress between the well-known Sunlight Soap business, conducted Messrs. Lever Brothers, and Co., Limited, at Port Sunlight, Birkenhead, the business carried on by proprietors Brooke's soap, "Monkey Brand" fame. A meeting has been called to consider the matter, and the managing director Brooke's Soap already joined the Board of Messrs. Lever's company.'[2]

1922 Maker of Vim as well as Monkey Brand[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Globe - Saturday 27 July 1895
  2. Nottingham Evening Post - Wednesday 25 January 1899
  3. The Times, Apr 08, 1922