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Holzapfels

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Holzapfels Ltd, maker of marine paints, such as Holzapfel's Compositions, anti-corrosive and anti-fouling compositions of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1881 Company founded[1] in Gateshead, as M. Holzapfel and Co., using a barrel as the first mixing vessel[2]

1886 Manufacturer of International anti-fouling compositions for ships, Rahtjens patent anti-fouling compositions, varnish distillers and general merchants; Leopold Holzapfel of 17 Cambridge St, Newcastle upon Tyne was a member of the firm[3]

1887 Dissolution of the Partnership between Fritz Schnitger, Leopold Holzapfel, Max Holzapfel, and Wilhelm Holzapfel, as Merchants and Manufacturers, at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, under the style of M. Holzapfel and Co., at Glasgow, Liverpool, 116 Fenchurch-street, London, Antwerp, and New York, under the style of Holzapfel and Co., and at Newcastle-on-Tyne and London, under the style of Fred Schnitger and Co. All debts and other moneys due, to and owing, by the late firm will be received and paid by the said Leopold Holzapfel, Max Holzapfel, and Wilhelm Holzapfel, who will continue to carry on business at Newcastle-uporv-Tyne under the style of M. Holzapfel and Co., and at Glasgow, Liverpool, and London, as Holzapfel and Co., and the said Fritz Schnitger will continue to carry on business at Newcastle-on-Tyhe and London, as Fred Schnitger and Co.[4]

1890 Incorporated as Holzapfel's Composition Company

1891 Albert Charles Augustus Holzapfel was a manufacturer of compositions.

1892 Dissolution of the Partnership between Wilhelm Holzapfel, Max Holzapfel, and Albert Charles Augustus Holzapfel, carrying on business as Composition and Varnish Manufacturers and Dealers, at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and 57, Fenchurch-street, London, and Sevastopol, in Russia, under the style of M. Holzapfel and Co. Max Holzapfel and Albert Charles Augustus Holzapfel will continue to carry on the business.[5].

c.1908 Public company as Holzapfels Ltd

1909 Holszapfel's Compositions Company Ltd was in liquidation[6]

1914 Chairman: Max Holzapfel

1918 The foreign element of ownership of the company had been removed; the name of the Holzapfels company was changed to International Paint and Compositions Co[7]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 19, 1932
  2. The Times, Jun 22, 1956
  3. Newcastle Directory
  4. London Gazette 8 July 1887
  5. London Gazette 9 Sept 1892
  6. London Gazette 2 Mar 1909
  7. The Times, Aug 02, 1918