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Bertie B. Benjamin

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of 30-31 Hamsell Street, London, EC1. Telephone: Central 6868. Cables: "Notify, London"

  • 1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturer of all kinds of Decorated Waste Paper Baskets, Soiled Linen Baskets, Mirrors, Boxes and Candlesticks, etc. Ostrich Feather Fans and Workstands. Manufacturer of Barbola** Goods and Fancy Stationery Articles in Art Vellum. (Stand No. J.87) [1]
  • Note: **
    • Barbola (work) - ornamentation with small flowers, fruits, etc., made of plastic paste coloured. [Origin: proprietary term from Fr. barbotine, a fine clay]. [2]
    • Barbola was used to create the decorative three-dimensional floral edgings for mirrors and bowls. It was purchased as a thick paste ready-mixed in tins. Once the articles dried they were painted and then varnished. [3]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1929 British Industries Fair p18
  2. Chambers English Dictionary
  3. [1] Cream Tea