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British Patent Perforated Paper Co

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of Atlas Works, Berkshire Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9. Telephone: Amherst 4777. Cables: "Medipathic, Hack, London"

1883 Incorporated as a limited company.

1889 The business was sold by an order of the Court and was purchased by Walter James Alcock.

1908 Acquired the Atlas Works from Claus and Co

1914 Manufacturers of toilet rolls, perforated and plain, and all kinds of roll paper for every purpose. [1]

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for Bronco De Luxe Toilet Paper. Also Toilet Rolls and Packs, Cash Till Coils and Paper Towels. Manufacturers of Bronco De-Luxe Manilla Toilet Rolls and Interleaved Packets, British No. 3 Pure Sulphite Toilet Rolls, Capensis Crepe Toilet Rolls, "Onliwon" Paper Towels, Cash Till and Adding Machine Coils. (Stationery and Printing Section - Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. H.2143) [2]

1967 Atlas Works was closed.


  • The eastern range of the Atlas works still survives, but a fine three storey building, with a large stone figure of Atlas, was demolished in 1983.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Archives of the British chemical industry, 1750-1914: a handlist. By Peter J. T. Morris and Colin A. Russell. Edited by John Graham Smith. 1988.