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W. J. Myatt and Co

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of Argent Works, Graham Street and Frederick Street, Birmingham. London showrooms at 94 Hatton Garden. Telephone: Birmingham - Central 3646. London - Holborn 2164. Cables: "Argente, Birmingham". (1929)

of Argent Works, Graham Street, Birmingham, 1. Telephone and Cables: Ditto. London office: Duke Street House, 415-417 Oxford Street, London, W1. (1947)

1895 Company established.

1899 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Manufacturing silversmiths and electro-platers. Specialities: everything in silver and electro-plated wares, table and fancy goods, safety razors and razor blades. Employees 400. [1]

1929 British Industries Fair Advert for Myatt Patent 'Daymark' Blades, for Gilette Type Razors only. 'The only Daymark Blade in the World'. Manufacturers of Myatt Patent Daymarked Safety Razor Blades as supplied to H. M. Government. The blades being marked with the days of the week, preserve their keenness and last longer. Electro-plate, Enamelled, Silverware, Pewterware, Etc. (Cutlery Section - Stand No. J.18). Also showing with the Birmingham Jewellers' and Silversmiths' Association. (Stand Nos. J.43 and J.54) [2]

1934 Patent - Improvements relating to safety razors. [3]

1947 Advert for 'Daymark' Blade; Universal Razor. Also Minor, Rigid, and Argent Razor Blades. (Jewellery, Electro-plate, etc. Section - Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. D.1663)

1947 Advert for Myatt Electro-plate. (Jewellery, etc., Section - Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. D.1663) [4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. 1929 British Industries Fair Advert 15; and p121
  3. [1] Wikipatents
  4. 1947 British Industries Fair Adverts 51 and 337; and p195