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Paint manufacturers, including Valspar brand
Based in Liverpool and 179/185 Great Portland Street, London, W1.
c.1845 Company formed.
1882 Partnership change. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Richard Goodlass, Henry David Birds Wall, John Gunning, and Frank Wall, carrying on business at Nos. 42 and 44, Seel-street, and at Nos. 1 and 3, Parr-street, Liverpool, and also at the Old Swan, near Liverpool, as Oil, Paint, and Colour Manufacturers, under the style or firm of Goodlass, Wall, and Co., this-day expired by effluxion of time....'
1888 Partnership change. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Henry David Birds Wall, John Gunning, and Gilbert Rigby Leah, carrying on business as Paint, Colour, and Varnish Manufacturers, at 42 and 44, Seel-street, Liverpool, under the style or firm of Goodlass, Wall, and Co., has been dissolved, by mutual consent, as and from the 1st day of January, 1887, so far as regards the said John Gunning, who retires from the said firm...'
1899 Formation of private company
1919 Public flotation of the company
1920 Business had increased 100% from previous year.
1928 Large shareholding in the company acquired by Leeds Fireclay Co, whose chairman was entrusted with the negotiations about linking their interests with one of the largest company's in the world in their line of business.
1930 Amalgamation of Associated Lead Manufacturers Ltd with Goodlass, Wall and Co Ltd, which company was involved in paint and related businesses both in the UK and abroad to form Goodlass, Wall and Lead Industries Ltd.
1954 Goodlass, Wall and Lead Industries Ltd transferred the Liverpool paint business to Goodlass, Wall and Co which was now its main subsidiary dealing in paint; "remarkable" development in the demand for Valspar.