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Blundell, Spence and Co

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November 1961. Pammastic and Pammel.
August 1962.

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. [1]

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. [2]

1918 S. Hill is Managing Director.[3]

1918 Chairman is Cedric L. Longstaff.[4]

1935 Death of William Henry Mell, Managing Director.[5]

1937 Paint, colour and varnish manufacturers. "Bluncelloid" Cellulose Paint. "Blunstrip" Paint Remover. "Japonette" Enamel. [6]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. Hull Daily Mail - Thursday 24 January 1918
  4. Hull Daily Mail - Monday 09 September 1918
  5. Hull Daily Mail - Monday 15 April 1935
  6. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries