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Sorbo Rubber-Sponge Products

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June 1922.
Aug 1935.

of 24 Walbrook, London, EC. Telegraphic Address: Osorbeau, Phone, London. Code: A.B.C., 5th Edition. Telephone: City 9372. Works: Woking, Surrey. (1922)

of Sorbo Works, Woking, Surrey. Telephone: 966 (2 lines). Cables: "Sorbo, Woking". (1929)

See George William Tansley Leeson

1922 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Sorbo Indiarubber Sponges, Rubber-Sponge Sheet, Heel Elevators, Truss Pads, and numerous other products in Rubber. (Stand Nos. A.71 and A.72) Also manufacturers of Sorbo Indeflatable playing balls and Rubber-Sponge Toys. (Stand No. F.53) [1]

1925 Patent - Improvements in or relating to moisteners or dampers.

1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Sorbo Rubber Sponges, Unburstable Playing and Sports Balls, Unburstable Tyres for Perambulators, Toys, Sponges, Sheet, Flooring, Upholstery, and numerous other products in Rubber-Sponge for varied purposes. (Stand No. B.6) [2]

1929 Patent - Improvements in or relating to resilient seatings, mattresses or the like.[3]

1929 Patent. 335,571. Leeson, G. W. T., and Sorbo Rubber-Sponge Products, Ltd. June 21, 1929. Mattresses. - In a seat or mattress, a flexible upholstering medium is superimposed on a sheet of flexible material, the under surface of which is attached by means of an adhesive to elements carried by the upper ends o ...

1930 Patent. Improvements in or relating to resilient seatings, mattresses or the like. George William Tansley Leeson, Sorbo Rubber Sponge Products L September 22, 1930: GB335571-A

1931 Patent. 389,833. Springs. LEESON, G. W. T., Kingsbury, Ridgeway Road, Farnham, WRIGLEY, B., 128, Maybury Road, and Sorbo Rubber Sponge Products, Ltd., Sorbo Works, both in Woking, both in Surrey. July 20, 1931, No. 20732. [Class 108 (iii).] A cellular rubber structure for upholstering is built up of indepen ...

1933 Patent. Improvements in or relating to the construction of seatings, mattresses and the like articles. George William Tansley Leeson, Benjamin Wrigley, Sorbo Rubber Sponge Products Ltd March 20, 1933: GB389833-A (2 worldwide citation)

WWII Manufactured parts for the De Havilland Mosquito [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1922 British Industries Fair Page 74
  2. 1929 British Industries Fair Page 155
  3. * [1] [2] Wikipatents
  4. Mosquito by C. Martin Sharp and Michael J. F. Bowyer. Published by Crecy Books in 1995. ISBN 0-947554-41-6