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C. A. Stokes and Co

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of Eclipsol Works, 34 Lower Castle Street, Bristol. London Showrooms: 149 Aldersgate Street, EC1

Wholesale Perfumers

The premises were also known as the Eclipsol Laboratories and backed onto premises also used by Stokes at 6 Ellbroad Street. This was one of the trades well remembered because of their smell. Gentlemen would purchase a Brylcreem-type hair product at this shop.

1922 British Industries Fair Advert for Good Toilet Goods: Pomade Hongroise**; Brilliantines; Dry Shampoo (Liquid); Bay Rhums**; Toilet Paraffins; Lime Creams; Shaving Sticks; Tooth Powders; Dental Creams; Vanishing Creams; and all kinds of Toilet Goods. (Stand No. A.67) [1]

1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of "Eclipsol" the Sure Scurf Cure; also Brilliantines, Hair Creams, Lime Creams, Hair Washes, Perfumery, Shaving Soaps and Powders. [2]

1940 The premises were destroyed in the blitz and the business re­established itself across the road at Nos 31-35.

Note: **

  • Pomade Hongroise is a grease preparation that was popular for use on the moustache. Further details can be found by clicking the following link to an article on Pomades and Oils. [1]
  • Bay Rhum is an aromatic liquid prepared from the leaves of Pimenta acris used medicinally and cosmetically. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1922 British Industries Fair Advert cci; and p76
  2. 1929 British Industries Fair p160
  3. Chambers English Dictionary
  • [2] Memories of Bristol Archive