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British Oil and Cake Mills

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Advert Card. Note: Building shown on this card still exists today (Jan 2017) and is occupied by Bowering's Animal Feeds Ltd.

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British Oil and Cake Mills, also known as BOCM, of 29 Great St. Helens, London

1899 The company was registered on 8 July, to take over the businesses of several companies and firms of oil and cake manufacturers and oil refiners. [1]

1914 Crushers, refiners and manufacturers of linseed, cottonseed, rapeseed and other oils; manufacturers of linseed, cottonseed and feed cakes. [2]

1916 John Robinson and Co of Bristol was acquired by BOCM.

1925 New mill for the manufacture of compound feeding stuffs was built at Avonmouth.[3] Lever Brothers bought British Oil and Cake Mills, one of its major competitors and the manufacturer of New Pin Soap.

1928 Bristol mill was closed and the whole of the company's manufactures were centralized at Avonmouth.[4]

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