Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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March 1919.
August 1923.
April 1933.
June 1933.
April 1935.
August 1935.
August 1938.
March 1939.
April 1939.
July 1954.
June 1953.

Car and shoe cream.

Made by E. Brown and Son

Sold by Romac Motor Accessories

By 1959 The "Meltonian Company" was owned by Reckitt and Colman[1]

1970 as a result of a rationalisation strategy of the parent company, the Meltonian Wren factory at Cricklewood was to be closed[2]

1992 Acquired by Sara Lee as part of the purchase of several shoe polishes from Reckitt and Colman[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 28, 1959
  2. The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Dec 11, 1968
  3. The Times, August 14, 1992