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Makers of Mex motor spirit, of Finsbury Court, Finsbury Pavement, London EC
1917 Became a member of the Pool Board, set up by the government to control distribution of petroleum products.
Post WWI: Shell needed to find further outlets for its products so, soon after the war, it bought into Bowring Petroleum, which controlled the Mex trade name. Petrol was sold in two-gallon cans - there were no petrol filling stations in Britain until 1919.
See Shell Mex