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Walter Gregory and Co

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of Wellington, Somerset. Telephone: Wellington 49

1876 [1] Company established in Wellington, making a range of products which were sold through a national sales force direct to farms.

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Fine Veterinary Products Preventing and Correcting Ailments amongst Farm Stock, Drenches, Ointments, Greases, Pessaries, Blisters, Embrocations, Liquid and Powder Insecticides containing DDT, Disinfectants, Vermifuges, Antiseptics. Packaging to suit requirements. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1129) [2]

1940s/50s Changes in ownership and product diversification led the company to produce the first commercial aerosols which were basically farm products, air fresheners and insecticides in the late 1940s, early 1950s.



  • Note: (09/08)
    • The company, now known as Swallowfield, has maintained its head office in the town of Wellington and expanded into other products including colour cosmetics manufactured at its factory site in Bideford, Devon.

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