Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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January 1932. The British Penny Razor Blade.
August 1935.

of Morecambe, Lancs. Telephone: Morecambe 388. (1929)

of Westgate, Morecambe, Lancs. Telephone: Morcambe 1717-8-9. Cables: "Souplex, Morecambe". And at 157-161 Regent Street, London, W1. Telephone: Regent 1918. (1947)

1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of "Souplex" Safety Razor Blades. "Souplex" Blades fit all standard double-edge safety razors. They are made of the finest steel to ensure a shaving edge of unusual keenness and longevity. (Stand No. J.6) [1]

1934 Patent - Improvements relating to safety razors. [2]

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for 'Souplex Ware'. Manufacturers of Safety Razors and Blades, Plastic Mouldings, Pressed Steel Products. Plastic Toilet Articles a Speciality. (Jewellery, Electro-plate, etc. Section - Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. D.1672) [3]

1999 Moll Industries Inc. bought Souplex Ltd. At that point, Souplex had three facilities - two injection moulding plants in Lancashire and a tooling design and manufacturing operation in Mansfield.

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  • [2] Plastics News

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