County Chemical Co
County Chemicals of Chemico Works in Bradford Street, Birmingham, England.
of Shirley, Birmingham. (1953)
Business established by Wilfrid Hill in Coleshill.
1896 Partnership change. '....the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned Wilfrid Hill and Edwin James Prentis carrying on business as Manufacturers and Sellers of Specialities, in Bicycle Oils and Polishes and other Chemical Productions of a like nature at Lower High-street. Coleshill in the county of Warwick under the style, or firm, of the County Chemical Company was dissolved as and from the 14th day of November 1896 by mutual consent. The said Wilfrid Hill will continue to carry on the business alone at Lower High street Coleshill aforesaid under the same style of the County Chemical Co...'
1899 Incorporated as a Private Limited Company
1909 Makers of Vasoleum.
1900-1940s Sometime in this period they were makers of lubricants.
1914 Specialities: Chemico Goods for the Cycle and Motor trades. Toilet Goods, Metal and Furniture Polishes; Cycle and Motor Lighting and Lubricating Oils; Repair Outfits, &c.
1937 Manufacturers of Chemico products.
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
Sources of Information
- Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0
- 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries