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May 1930.

of New Bridge Street, London, EC4. Telephone: Central 4211. Cables: "Spicers, London"

1922 James Spicer and Sons and Spicer Brothers merged with the formation of Spicers Ltd with an authorized and issued capital of £1.15 million. It owned Eynsford Mills in Kent and the Sawston Mills, Cambridgeshire; two factories in Southwark; and a new factory at Brimsdown, Middlesex.

1923 Albert Spicer remained chairman of the new company for one year before retiring from business in 1923.

1926 Spicers bought the Dufaycolor process and set up Spicer-Dufay, a private company, with T. Thorne-Baker leading secret research into making a colour cine film.

1934 Albert Spicer died on 20 December, at his home, 24 Palace Court, Bayswater, London.

1937 Sir Albert Dykes Spicer and Sydney Renoden Wycherley, both directors of Spicers, were also directors of Dufay-Chromex[1]

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Printing, Writing and Drawing Papers, (Hand, Mould and Machine Made) Stationery, Account Books, Toilet Rolls, Ivory and Index Boards, Showcard Mounters and Embossers, Plastic Tubes for Electrical Insulation. (Olympia, 1st Floor, Stand No. H.2137) [2]

1963 Acquired by Albert E. Reed and Co[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Apr 29, 1937
  2. 1947 British Industries Fair p259
  3. The Times, Oct 25, 1963
  • [1] Company web site