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Edward Webster

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Post WWII Edward Webster was an engineer who approached Leonard Matchan at Max Factor (later at Revlon) with the idea that he could make metal containers for lipstick. He needed £1million investment. Matchan joined Webster in the business which grew and later was merged into Cope Allman and Co[1]

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  1. The Times (London, England), Monday, Jan 29, 1968