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Gas Lighting Improvement Co

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April 1903.
1904. Carburine.
February 1904.
March 1906.
December 1906.
July 1908.
September 1920.

of Salisbury House, London Wall, London, EC

of 18 Devonshire Street, Bishopsgate, London.

1888 Incorporated as a limited company[1]

1914 Motor spirit and oil manufacturers and refiners. Specialities: "Carburine" and "Glico" motor spirit and motor oils, "Glico" turps, benzine, benzoline, benzol etc., solvent naphtha for paint and varnish manufacture. [2]

WWI One of the old established companies supplying the British market for motor spirit

1920 Agreement of Gas Lighting Improvement Company to sell to Petroleum and Industrial Trust certain options for oil extraction in Romania[3].

1920 Advert: also known as G. L. I. Co

1924 The company was known in the trade as Glico Company; it changed its name to Glico Petroleum Company, reflecting the considerable change in business activity since formation [4]

Post-War: Acquired by Anglo-American Oil Co

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 16 April 1924
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. The Times, Thursday, Aug 05, 1920
  4. The Times, 16 April 1924
  • Competition Commission [1]