Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 150,706 pages of information and 235,205 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

John J. Bowater

From Graces Guide
1950.

of West Bromwich, Staffs.

1856 Company established.

1914 Paint and varnish manufacturer. Specialities: varnishes, paints and japans, enamels (air drying and stoving), "Japolin" white decorative enamel and "Sphinx" lead white in oil. [1]

1937 Synthetic and cellulose paints. "Sphinx" Paints and Varnishes. [2]

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