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Splintex Safety Glass

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October 1936.
March 1945.
January 1946.
February 1947.
October 1949.

of 91 Stanley Road, Reddington; also Morden Road, South Wimbledon, London, SW19. Telephone: Moseley 1046. Cables: "Splintex, Teddington." (1929)

of Nightingale Road, Hanwell, London, W7. Telephone: Ealing 6711. Cables: "Splintex Ealux". (1947)

c.1928 Company formed - one of a group of new public companies set up to make safety glass[1]

1929 November. Advert in Flight Magazine for Non-Discolourable Safety Glass. [2]

1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Safety Glass for Windows, Showcases, Automobile and Aeroplane Windscreens and body Lights, Locomotive, Cab, Porthole and Submarine Lights, Coloured and Neutral Glass in Sheet and Plate Glass qualities. (Stand No. E.12) [3]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1941 Advert on this page from The Autocar.

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Moulded Plastic Ware for Kitchen, Bathroom, Toilet, Domestic, Fancy Articles, Display Stands, Electrical Equipment, Road Traffic Signs, Medical Equipment. Laminated and Toughened Safety Glass. (Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 859) [4]

In the late 1950s the company withdrew from the auto market because it was too small to compete; bulk of its output went to manufacturers of domestic appliances[5].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 13, 1929
  2. [1] FlightGlobal: Flight Archive
  3. 1929 British Industries Fair p158
  4. 1947 British Industries Fair p259
  5. Competition Commission