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Octavius Hunt

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of Bristol, maker of matches and later of specialised fireworks

For many years prior to 1955 was owned by British Match Group[1]

Specialised in Bengal Lights, sparklers and other speciality fireworks and matches

1981 Acquired a distributor of telecommunications equipment. Later that year the Octavius Hunt company was acquired by Charles Hill of Bristol[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 29, 1955
  2. The Times, Dec 18, 1981