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Henry C. Stephens

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Large thermometer advertising Stephens' Ink, on the wall of a hotel in Porto
Advertising sign.
Advertising sign.
January 1932.
March 1932.
1934.Ste-Fix Vegetable Glue.
September 1936.
May 1939.
July 1939.
April 1953.

57 Aldergate Street, London E.C.1.

Stephens' of Highbury, London

1832 The company was founded when Dr. Henry Stephens developed a blue-black writing fluid.

1837 Stephens was granted patents for manufacturing colour matter, and also for ink stands or ink holders and pens for writing.

Henry Charles Stephens continued to develop the company.

1925 Public company.

1961 Manufacturers of writing, drawing and marking inks of all descriptions, recorder and industrial stamping inks; fountain pen ink; ballpen ink; stamp pads and endorsing inks; adhesives; adhesive tapes; stapling machines; staples; carbon paper; typewriter and other machine ribbons; chalks; crayons and sealing wax. 400 employees. [1]

Maker of Ste-Fix Vegetable Glue.

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Sources of Information

  • Trademarked. A History of Well-Known Brands - from Aertex to Wright's Coal Tar by David Newton. Pub: Sutton Publishing 2008 ISBN 978-0-7509-4590-5