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T. B. Ford

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December 1938.

of Snakeley Mill, Loudwater, High Wycombe, Bucks. Telephone: Bourne End 10. Cables: "Ford, Flackwell Heath". (1929)

Ditto Address. Telephone: Bourne End 425. Cables: "Ford, High Wycombe". London Sales Office: 39 Kingsway, WC2. Telephone: Temple Bar 8805. Cables: "Fordfilt, London". (1947)

Successor to Slade's Original Hand Made Blotting (see advert)

Founded by Thomas Burch Ford

1881 Employing 42 Men, 6 Boys, and 63 Women.[1]

1882 Mentioned. 'The Blottings manufactured Mr. T. B. Ford, of Snakeley Mill, Loudwater. have long been recognised for their excellence'[2]

1894 Converted to a limited company.[3]

1914 Managing Director: F. T. Ford

1929 British Industries Fair Adverts for Blotting Paper, and Filter Papers for Analytical and Industrial use. Manufacturers of Ford's Gold Medal Absorbent Blotting Paper and Filter Paper Pulp of the highest qualities. (Chemicals etc. Section - Stand No. K.104) [4]

1931 Marketed a fountain pen that was most probably made by another company and sold under the Ford name. [5]

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of All Rag Blotting Papers in all weights and colours. Filter Papers and Pulp "Sterimats". (Olympia, 1st Floor, Stand No. H.2115) [6]

by 1957 was a subsidiary of Birfield Industries

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. South Bucks Free Press, Wycombe and Maidenhead Journal - Friday 14 July 1882
  3. South Bucks Standard - Friday 31 August 1894
  4. 1929 British Industries Fair Adverts 6 and 7; and p61
  5. [1] Penpractice Website
  6. 1947 British Industries Fair p105