Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 133,382 pages of information and 211,458 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Aberdeen Combworks Co

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search
1949.

of Hutcheon Street, Aberdeen, Scotland (1908)

of Aberdeen, Scotland. Sales offices in London and Birmingham. (1922)

Ditto Address. Telephone: Aberdeen 57. Cables: "Combworks, Aberdeen". (1929)

Ditto. Offices and Warehouses also at London and Birmingham. (1947)

  • 1830 Aberdeen Combworks was established by John Stewart, in Hutcheon Street, employing 40 people. [1]
  • By 1894 the works was turning out 9 million combs annually. They were fashioned in bone, horn, tortoiseshell, wood, whalebone and ivory. Many different types of comb were used by the Victorians, both for caring for the hair and for costume. Beards were fashionable during the later 19th century, and beard combs would have been quite a common household item.
  • 1899 The company was registered on 15 April, to take over certain businesses at Aberdeen, London, York and Birmingham. [2]
  • 1922 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Horn and Keronyx non-inflammable Combs of every description, for all markets; makers of "Keronyx", a non-inflammable substitute for Vulcanite, Celluloid, Xylonite, etc. (Stand No. K.11) [3]
  • 1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Horn and "Keronyx" non-inflammable Combs of every description for all markets; also Paper Cutters, Drinking Cups, Shoehorns, etc. Makers of "Keronyx" a non-inflammable substitute for Ivory, Vulcanite, Celluloid, Xylonite, etc. (Stand No. J.146) [4]
  • 1947 British Industries Fair Advert for a wide range of combs produced from various materials. Manufacturers of Horn, Keronyx and Aberoid Non-Inflammable combs and Nuroid Moulded Combs of every description for all markets; also Papercutters, Drinking Cups, Shoehorns, etc. (Fancy Goods Section - Olympia, 1st Floor, Stand No. G.2056) [5]


See Also

Loading...

Sources of Information

  1. [1] Marischal Virtual Museum - The University of Aberdeen
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. 1922 British Industries Fair p2
  4. 1929 British Industries Fair p3
  5. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 19; and p4