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D. and W. Gibbs

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April 1946. Gibbs Dentifrice.
November 1952. Astral.

of Wapping, London, E1.

1712 Company established.

The business acquired by David Gibbs, Senior.

1845 Partnership dissolved David Gibbs, David Apsland Gibbs and William Alfred Gibbs of Milton street, Cripplegate, Soapmakers and Remelters.[1]

1862 D. and W. Gibbs exhibited at the London Exhibition

1896 Incorporated as a limited company. The firm purchased the business and premises of Paton and Charles at Wapping, where they carried on the two concerns, together with that of Sharp Brothers which was also acquired.

1914 Soap makers. Specialities: every kind of hard, toilet and soft soaps; distillers of glycerine. Employees 300. [2]

Makers of Gibbs Toothpaste, including Dentifrice and Gibbs S.R..

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