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British Industrial History

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A. Vivian Mansell and Co

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of 31 Finsbury Square, London, EC2. (1922)

Ditto Address: Telephone: Clerkenwell 9162. (1929)

of Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1. Telephone: Holborn 3022. Cables: "Viviradix Phone London" (1947)

  • 1922 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Show-cards, Posters, Cut-outs, the "Vivian" Art Series of Pictures; also Artgravure Intaglio, Postcards, Calendars, Children's Toy and Painting Books. (Stand Nos. K103 and K.135) [1]
  • 1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Publishers of Art Calendars, Christmas Cards, Post Cards, Passe- partout**, Texts. The "V.A.S." series of Prints suitable for all mounting purposes. Mounting and Framing lines. Advertising calendars, Pictorial Showcards, Cut-outs and Posters. (Stand Nos. R.40 and R.118) [2]
  • 1947 British Industries Fair Advert as producers of Fine Art Colour Printing. Calendars; Christmas Cards; Greeting Cards for all occasions; Colour Prints by leading artists for every need; Posters; Showcards; Advertising Cut-outs, etc. (Stationery and Printing Section - Olympia, 1st Floor, Stand No. H.2112) [3]
  • Note: **
    • Passe-partout - a kind of simple picture frame, usually pasteboard, the picture being fixed by strips pasted over the edges. [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1922 British Industries Fair p52
  2. 1929 British Industries Fair p111
  3. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 440; and p177
  4. Chambers English Dictionary