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J. Mandleberg and Co

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November 1890.
June 1932.

of Albion Works, Pendleton, Salford, 6, Lancs. Telephone: Pendleton 1441. Cables: "Waterproof, Manchester". London showroom: 314 Regent Street, London, W1. Telephone: Langham 3548(1947)

1889 The company was registered on 9 March, as the Albion Waterproofing Works, J. Mandleberg and Co to take over the business of J. Mandleberg and Co, india rubber manufacturers. [1]

1890 The name was changed to J. Mandleberg and Co.

1937 Manufacturers of gas-proof and waterproof fabrics. "Valsport" Rainproof and Waterproof Clothing. "Valstar" Flying Suits. [2]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1947 As J. Mandleberg and Co - British Industries Fair Advert for 16 Trade Marked products including "Valstar" Weatherwear and Travel Wear. "Jemcoprufe" Proven Proofing Process. "Velan" processors. "Jemproof" rubber-proofing. Manufacturers of Gabardines, Linings, Hospital Sheetings, etc. Hot Water Bottles. "Mandelle". (Textiles Section - Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 16) [3]

1947 As Valstar and J. Mandleberg Co - Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of "Valstar" High-class Raincoats, Waterproofs and Sportswear, also Travel Coats and Costumes for Ladies. Home and Export. Established 90 years. (Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 367) [4]

1962 Acquired from David Moseley and Sons the firm's waterproof clothing subsidiary.[5]

1963 Patent Application - Improvements in or relating to trunking or the like. [6]

1964 Patent - Connections for flexible trunking. [7]

1966 Acquired by Wilson, Smith and Sutcliffe.[8]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 472; and p176
  4. 1947 British Industries Fair p284
  5. The Times, March 21, 1962
  6. [1] Wikipatents
  7. [2] Wikipatents
  8. The Times, April 5, 1967