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Wailes, Dove and Co

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December 1906.
February 1908.
1914. Bitumastic.
1914. Patent Bituros Enamel.
1914. Bitumastic.

5 St. Nicholas Buildings, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

1914 Advert - Manufacturer and Supplier of Bitumastic and Bituros.

See also Wailes Dove Bitumastic.

1964 The board accepted an offer from British Paints but Dufay were also reported to have made an offer[1]. June: Dufay made a higher bid in conjunction with John James Group[2]. By August both bids had lapsed or been withdrawn.

1965 Sharp fall announced in revenues and income[3]

1965 Agreed merger with Dufay into a new company Dufay Bitumastic[4]. Terms later revised[5]. British Paints and the National Coal Board made a counter-offer[6]. Dufay finally succeeded; they announced plans for expansion including a new factory[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 25, 1964
  2. The Times, Jun 17, 1964
  3. The Times, Jan 12, 1965
  4. The Times, Mar 08, 1965
  5. The Times, Jun 28, 1965
  6. The Times, Jul 01, 1965
  7. The Times, Jul 21, 1965