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Major and Co

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March 1921. Solignum.
1914. Solignum.
1914. Solignum.
1914. Solignum.

of Sculcoates, Hull (1906)

of 73-75 Amberley House, Norfolk Street, London, WC2 (1937)

1906 The company was registered on 24 May, to acquire the business of coal tar distillers of a company of the same name. [1]

1919 Makers of Solignum wood preservative and Pyramid benzole motor fuel; member of the National Benzole association[2].

1937 Petroleum refiners. Astral Aviation Spirit. Pyramid Petrol. Silentlene Lubricating Oils. [3]

1965 Imperial Continental Gas Association acquired a significant holding in the company[4]

1969 Acquired by Burmah Oil[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Times, 17 September 1919
  3. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  4. The Times, Jul 03, 1965
  5. The Times, Mar 21, 1969