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Berger, Jenson and Nicholson

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Paint manufacturer, of

1960 Formed by the merger of Lewis Berger and Sons and Jenson and Nicholson

1969 Brand names included Bergercoat, Brolac, Magicote, Robbialac as well as Cuprinol wood preservative and Spelthorne metallic pigments. Celanese sold British Paints and other paints interests to Berger, Jenson and Nicholson in exchange for Berger shares and debt[1]

1969 Taken over by Hoeschst AG in association with Albert E. Reed and Co[2]

1970 Berger-Hall Paints was formed from the decorative businesses of John Hall and Sons (Bristol and London), British Paints and Berger J. and N. Paints[3]

1987 Acquired by Williams Holdings[4] to become part of Crown Paints

The Dutch Akzo Nobel company acquired the group of paint companies from Williams.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times , Feb 20, 1969
  2. The Times, Jan 02, 1970
  3. The Times, Dec 18, 1970
  4. The Times, December 08, 1987