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of Hull and of 9 Upper Thames Street, London, EC4
1811 Company established.
1851 Exhibited a hydrostatic linseed press at the Great Exhibition
1874 The company was registered on 16 October, to take over the paint, colour and varnish manufacturing business of the firm of this name.
1889 The company was re-registered on 19 March on an enlarged basis. 
1911 Edward Dixon is Managing Director
1914 Paint, colour, oil and varnish manufacturers. Specialities: petrifying liquids for cure of damp walls and substitute for glazed bricks; metallic galvanizing paints for all metal work; radiators and steam piping; stucco paint, a first-class washable distemper; anti-fouling compositions for ships' bottoms; blended South American turpentines; turpentine substitutes and white spirits. Employees 800. 
1937 Paint, colour and varnish manufacturers. "Bluncelloid" Cellulose Paint. "Blunstrip" Paint Remover. "Japonette" Enamel.