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James Rudman

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of Cambrian Colour Works, River Street, Bristol

Paint, varnish, polish and blacking manufacturers; brands include:

  • Petraline.
  • Stovo.
  • Stainoleum.
  • Cambrian Paint.
  • Pole Star Metal Polish.

Company founded by James Rudman in the early 19th century

1853 Property of Mr James Rudman sold without reserve. Stock included paints, oils, varnishes, rosins, brushes, phaeton, cart and trucks to be sold on the premises at 34 Welsh Back, Bristol.[1]

1881 Company run by James Rudman (1850-1898), son of the founder.[2]

1898 James Rudman died; company passed to his son Henry James Gilbert Rudman (1884-1956).

1919 Paint, varnish and glue manufacturers. [3]

1922 Managing Director: Henry James Gilbert Rudman.[4]

1956 Henry Rudman died.

1989 Company liquidated.[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. Bristol Mercury, 31 December 1853
  2. 1881 Census
  3. The chemical trade journal and chemical engineer, 26 July 1919, 98
  4. Western Daily Press, 12 June 1922
  5. London Gazette, 16 October 1989