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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"

1908 Private company.

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]

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]

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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