M. Samuel and Co
of 25 and 27, Bishopsgate, London,Merchants and Bankers.
Established prior to 1832 by Marcus Samuel
1897 The Samuel brothers renamed their shipping company the Shell Transport and Trading Company, which was incorporated as a limited company to work the mineral oil-producing, refining, transporting and distributing properties formerly belonging to M. Samuel and Co. and their associates.
The firm was largely identified with the introduction of tank oil steamers and installations for storage and distribution of oil in bulk, also with the development of Japanese Commerce, and were the founders of the Magadi Soda Co., Ltd., for the development of the soda lake of that name in British East Africa.
1914 Principals: Samuel Samuel, Walter Horace Samuel, and Walter H. Levy.