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Thomas Hinshelwood and Co

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of Glenpark Street, Glasgow

Manufacturers and suppliers in Great Britain.

1878 Company established as Hannay, Gourlie and Hinshelwood.

1884 J. B. Hannay retired and the firm continued as Gourlie and Hinshelwood.

1887 Became Thomas Hinshelwood and Co.

1906 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Manufacturers of paints, colours, varnishes, oils, greases etc. Specialities: colours for all purposes, "Nile" and "Galley" brand paints, anti-fouling and anti-corrosive compositions, "Walcote" and "Galley" brand enamels, "Engoline" oils and greases, distempers such as "Freskel", "Galley" brand cold water paint and "Plasco". [1]

1937 Lubricating oils. [2]

1972 Scotcros sold Thomas Hinshelwood to Beaver Group[3]


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