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George M. Whiley

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of South Ruislip, Middlesex

54, 56, 58, 60 Whitfield Street, Tottenham Court Road, London

1783 Company founded.

1924 Private company.

1958 Company made public.

1961 Gold beaters, manufacturers of gold and silver leaf, stamping foils and metallised products. Wholesalers and retailers of brushes, artists sundries and gilders requisites. 250 employees. [1]

1973 Patent GB1388155 1388155 Coated sheet materials GEORGE M WHILEY Ltd 13 March 1973 [2]

1974 Patent GB1440449 1440449 Blocking GEORGE M WHILEY Ltd 11 Feb 1974 [3]

Geo M. Whiley Ltd made some type from toughened bronze. Their book "Catalogie of Whiley Type" shows some fonts by them: Devon, Kent, York, Lincoln, Warwick and Rutland. [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. [1] Wiki Patents
  3. [2] Wiki Patents
  4. [3] McGill University