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J. M. Steel and Co

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March 1948.
January 1957.
Feb 1957.

J. M. Steel and Co Ltd. (JMS) of Kern House, 36-38 Kingsway, London, WC2; of 51 South King Street, Manchester 2; of 45 Newhall Street, Birmingham 3.

1914 Advert. Benzole. J. M. Steel and Co of Thames House, London, E.C.[1]

1937 Advert. Naaki insecticide.[2]

1957 Advert. Thiokol liquid polymers for plastic tooling, encapsulating, casting and sealing.

1960 Retirement of C. P. Percy as managing director but remains a director. Appointment of A. G. Ballard and H. R. Peters as joint MDs.[3]

1964 Appointment of J. V. Webb, age 35, to the board.[4]

1968 J. M. Steel, the wholly owned subsidiary of Bayer becomes Bayer Chemicals and will sell bulk chemicals, plastics and synthetic rubber produced by the parent group. J. M. Steel is also dropping the distribution of cellulose ethers from British Celanese and will market those from Wolff and Co, part of the Bayer Group. It is also stopping distribution of carbon tetrachloride from Albright and Wilson and will distribute those from Lurgi, also part of the Bayer Group. Bayer now has five marketing companies in the UK and will form an administration hub called Bayer (UK).[5]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Wednesday, Apr 29, 1914; pg. 5; Issue 40510
  2. Western Gazette - Friday 23 July 1937
  3. The Times, Tuesday, Apr 05, 1960; pg. 21; Issue 54738.
  4. The Times, Tuesday, Nov 24, 1964; pg. 20; Issue 56177.
  5. The Times, Tuesday, Oct 01, 1968; pg. 23; Issue 57370