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Mander, Weaver and Co

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By 1820, the Manders traded as Mander, Weaver and Co one of the largest chemical manufacturing works in the country, as well as their other businesses.

1833 Manufacturing chemists and wholesale druggists, of Cock St., Wolverhampton[1]

By the 1830s the varnish trade seemed to be overtaking the interest in Japanware. However, they continued in production until 1840, when Charles Mander decided to concentrate on varnish and sold his japanning firm to William Shoolbred. Manders still continued to provide varnish to the Japanware trade.

1845 The partnership of Mander Brothers was founded by the brothers Charles Benjamin and Samuel Small Mander. As the business expanded with the Industrial Revolution and the rise of railways all over the British Empire, branches and agencies were established in "all the civilised countries of the world".

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  1. 1833 Bridgen's Directory of the Borough of Wolverhampton