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of Salisbury House, London, EC2
of 9 Rumford Street, Liverpool (1914)
1857 Company established by James Light.
1876 His son became a partner in the firm and they began trading as James Light and Son.
1896 Incorporated as a limited company.
1911 Manufacturer of Lubricating Oils for the Railways.
1914 Oil refiners and blenders. Specialities: cylinder oils for dry and wet steam; crank case oil for forced lubrication; crank case oil for splash lubrication; sealing oil for refrigerators; turbine and gas engine oil; marine engine, cylinder and lamp oils; all kinds of lubricating and burning oils; also wool oils. 
1937 Lubricating oil specialists. "Lauto" Lubricating Oils. "Lautolatum" Greases.