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Johnsen and Jorgensen

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Wholesale glass supplier, of London

1884 Business established

1890 Was one of the English glass bottle manufacturers who agreed to make a new type of seal bottle using the system of the Bottle Seal Co[1]

1909 Agents for a patented process which was licenced to Chance Brothers and Co but they found the process unsuitable for the working conditions[2]

1933 Handled the launch of a range of tableware introduced by United Glass Bottle Manufacturers who did not want to set up their own sales force to promote it[3]

1962 Johnsen and Jorgensen bought a substantial stake in Clayton Mayers and Co.

1968 Clayton Mayers and Co became a wholly-owned subsidiary; Johnsen and Jorgensen were also sole distributors of the products of Ravenhead Glass[4].

1987 Waddingtons made an agreed take-over bid for Johnsen and Jorgesen Packaging, whose shares were quoted on the USM. The company made a range of packaging, including child-proof closures[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Aug 08, 1890
  2. The Times Jan 01, 1910
  3. The Times Mar 17, 1933
  4. The Times, Jan 22, 1968
  5. The Times April 25, 1987