Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Caribonum

From Graces Guide
1929.
1929.

of The Caribonum Factory, Leyton, London, E10; also at 10 and 12 St Martin's le Grand, London EC1. Telephone: Walthamstow 0820. Cables: "Caribonum, Phone, London", manufacturers of carbon paper.

Carbon paper was an essential feature of the Paragon Check-Book. The carbon department of Lamson Paragon Supply Co developed a carbon paper that was less messy than that used in typewriters and it could be used with an ink pen, not just pencil as was the norm at the time for duplication. From this came the Caribonum Company,

1908 The Caribonum Co became a separate public company with factories at Leyton. The name Caribonum on carbons and typewriter ribbons carried the cachet of the finest of fine products in all countries; the company's experimental and research laboratories were acknowledged as the most advanced in the world.

1908 Private company incorporated.

1929 Adverts for Typewriter Ribbons and Carbon Papers; 'Polywog' Stickers; Field's Inks; Stamp Pads. Also as manufacturers of Blue-black and Coloured Writing Inks; Stamp Pads, Stamping Ink; "Polywog" Paste, "Polywog" Mountant, "Polywog" Glutin and "Polywog" Gum. (Stationery Section - Stand Nos. R.14 and R.150).[1]

By 1934 the Caribonum Company had grown into a public company with a capital of £1,000,000.

1961 Manufacturers and distributors of carbon papers, teleprinter rolls, inked ribbons, manifold papers, stencils, stamp pads, adhesives, adhesive tapes and office machines. 1,300 employees.[2]

1990 Caribonum Sales Ltd was put into members' voluntary liquidation[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1929 British Industries Fair Adverts insert between 158B and 159, and p36
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. The London Gazette 19 December 1990