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L. Keizer and Co

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March 1911.

of Bridle Road, Bootle, Liverpool.

of 66/72 St. Anne Street, Liverpool.

1817 Company founded by Joseph Chiesa as makers of barometers, wood carvers, gilders and glass merchants.

1842 Lawrence Keizer joins the company.

1853 Company name changed to L. Keizer and Co.

1902 Company incorporated as L. Keizer and Co. Ltd.

1926 Acquired Scottish and Baltic Trading Co.

1936 Acquired Veneercraft.

1938 Acquired R. G. C. Panels.

1939 Acquired P. H. Graham and Co.

1950 Acquired Bryson and Co.

1952 Acquired J. G. Nicholls (1935).

1955 Sold Veneercraft.

1956 Formed a subsidiary called Solastos.

1959 Acquired Angus Plywood Co.

1960 Formed a subsidiary called Stabilite.

1961 Acquired H. J. Townsend and Son.

1964 Acquired P. McDonald and P. McDonald (Veneered Plywood)

1965 The company merged its plywood interests with those of Venesta and No-Nail Boxes to form Keizer Venesta.

See Also


Sources of Information

The History of Keizer. Booklet published by the company in 1967.