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Joseph Watson and Co

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of Leeds - presumably the same as Joseph Watson and Sons

c1848 The company established

1880s Employed sixty workers and eleven clerks

1907 As a result of the "soap trust" of 1906, an exchange of shares with Lever Brothers was agreed[1].

1922 Rt Hon Joseph Watson, first Baron Manton, of Joseph Watson and Co, Whitehall Soap Works, died[2].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 17 July 1907
  2. The Times, Jun 26, 1922
  • The History of Unilever by Charles Wilson. Published 1954 by Cassell and Co