Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 132,835 pages of information and 210,602 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Goodlass, Wall and Co

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search
Advertising sign for Bird Brand.
March 1914.
December 1926
1927.
1927. Swansdown. Combinol.
1927. Combinol.
1950.
1951.
July 1954.
March 1955.
December 1955.
December 1956.

Paint manufacturers, including Valspar brand

Based in Liverpool and 179/185 Great Portland Street, London, W1.

c.1845 Company formed[1].

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....'[2]

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...'[3]

1899 Formation of private company

1919 Public flotation of the company

1920 Business had increased 100% from previous year[4].

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[5].

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[6] to form Goodlass, Wall and Lead Industries Ltd.

1932 First annual meeting of Goodlass, Wall and Lead Industries Ltd; Clive Cookson in the chair[7].

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[8].

See Also

Loading...

Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 3 September 1920
  2. The London Gazette Publication date:3 January 1882 Issue:25055 Page:19
  3. [The London Gazette Publication date:7 February 1888 Issue:25784 Page:833]
  4. The Times, 3 September 1920
  5. The Times, 7 December 1928
  6. The Times, 27 August 1930
  7. The Times, 7 May 1932
  8. The Times, 16 July 1954