Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,186 pages of information and 245,641 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Prestige Group

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of Holborn, London.

1936 Private company.

1948 Company made public.

1956 Platers and Stampers changed its name to Prestige Group in order to reflect the name of the principal product group of the company. In conjunction with the American parent, Ekco Product Co, acquired 2 small German companies and a Dutch one. With Ekco, acquired a substantial shareholding in Venesta[1]

1957 Factories at Burnley, Derby and Blackburn. Together with its American parent, Ekco Products, the company owned 25 percent of Venesta[2]

1957 Copper Bottomed Stainless Steel Holloware known as Prestigeware. Also Prestige Pressure Cookers, Kettles and Oven-Glo Bakeware.

1960 Acquired O-Cedar of Slough, maker of mops, polishes and cleaning aids and Entwisle and Kenyon, maker of Ewbank carpet sweepers; sold the aluminium foil division to Imperial Aluminium Co[3]

1961 Manufacturers of cutlery, gadgets and kitchen tools, pressure cookers, stainless steel saucepans, metal furniture, carpet sweepers, mops, polishes and commercial bakeware. 2,100 employees.[4]

1984 Was 73 percent owned by American Home Products. Acquired by Gallaher Ltd[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 27, 1956
  2. The Times, Mar 26, 1957
  3. The Times Mar. 8, 1961
  4. * 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. The Times Mar. 27, 1984