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Cussons, Sons and Co

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as Cussons, Sons and Co (incorporating Shirley Brothers) of Kersal Vale Works, Manchester and Whitecross Works, Rockingham Street, London, SE1 (1922) [for Shirley Brothers - see below]

as Cussons, Sons and Co of Kersal Vale Works, Manchester. London Factory: 41, 42, 43 Tower Hill, London, E1. (1929)

as Cussons, Sons and Co of Kersal Vale, Manchester, 7. and 73 Grosvenor Street, London, W1.(1947)

1869 Thomas Tomlinson Cussons opened a chemist shop in Swinton.

1909 Thomas's son Alexander Tom Cussons founded the business in a room above his father's chemist shop. He then bought a bleach mill at Kersal Vale, Salford.

1920 Cussons commenced soap manufacture in England.

1922 British Industries Fair Advert as Manufacturing Chemists, Perfumers, Packers, and Soap makers. Specialities: "Maydew" Toilet preparations for Hair, Skin, and all Toilet occasions; "Maydew" Shaving Stick; "Kervalli" Perfumes. Experts in Toilet Goods for any occasion; Packers of Chemists' and Grocers' Sundries; Makers of Fine Toilet Soaps in any Shape, Style or Perfume. Specialists in Tinned Ointments, etc. [1]

1929 British Industries Fair Advert for Perfumery and other Luxuries for the Toilet. Manufacturers of Fine Soaps and Perfumery. "White Cross" Baby Powder, "Kervalli" Brilliantine de Luxe, "Mists of the Moon" Perfumery en suite, "Kervalli" Shaving Soap, "Maydew" Toilet Preparations and Soaps, Novelty Soaps. (Druggists' Sundries Section - Stand Nos. M.8 and M.94) [2]

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for Toilet Luxuries. Manufacturers of "Imperial Leather", "Apple Blossom", "Lime Blossom" Toilet Soaps, Toilet Powders. Foundation Cream. Mascara. Lipsticks. Bath Essence, Colognes. "Chubby" Shaving Sticks. "White Cross" Baby Powder. (Chemists' Supplies Section - Olympia Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1358) [3]

1955 Acquired Gerard Brothers of Nottingham .

1970 Employs 700 at Kersal Vale and a total of 1,800 in the group.[4]

1975 Acquired by Paterson Zochonis.

See PZ Cussons (UK)

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Sources of Information

  1. 1922 British Industries Fair Advert lx; and p20
  2. 1929 British Industries Fair Advert 20; and p46
  3. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 12; and p76
  4. Manchester Evening News - Tuesday 03 November 1970