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Joseph Stephenson and Co (London)

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of 83 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4. Telephone: Central 6660. Telegraphic Address: "Steve, Cent, London"

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Silver Fleece Steel Wool. An abrasive made in nine grades, having the advantage that it can be used wet or dry or with oil. Also used as a household cleanser. (Stand No. A.730) [1]

1948 British Match Corporation acquired a majority interest[2].

1959 British Match acquired L. N. Mills of New Malden and its 3 associates the London Wire Co, Sunray Products (Rubber) and Rotary Brush Wheels, which added to existing subsidiaries involved in steel wool, scouring pads and cloths.

1962 Patent - Improvements relating to pads for presses. [3]

1963 Patent - Improvements in pads for garment presses. [4]

1969 Thomas M. Nutbrown, maker of kitchen and general household products, was acquired by Stephenson Mills, a member of the British Match Corporation[5].

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Sources of Information

  1. 1937 British Industries Fair p419
  2. The Times, 29 September 1955
  3. [1] Wikipatents
  4. [2] Wikipatents
  5. The Times, 26 July 1969