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Newball and Mason

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February 1899. Extract of Herbs.
January 1913.
August 1938. Mason's Botanic Beer.
April 1946. Custard Flavour.

of Beech Avenue, Nottingham. Telephone: Nottingham 75091-2. Cables: "Extract, Nottingham"

1850 Established by Thomas A. Newball.

1912 '...Thomas Mason, lately residing at "Enderleigh," Alexandra Park, in the city of Nottingham, and carrying on business as a partner in the firm of "Newball and Mason," of Hyson Green Works, in the same city, Manufacturing Chemists (who died on the 1st day of June, 1911,...'[1]

1914 Present Principal: Benjamin Deaville. Premises: Covers between four and five acres, equipped with modern appliances. Speciality: Mason's Extract of Herbs, used for the production of Botanic Beer, a non-intoxicating beverage. Inventions: Extracts for the production of Temperance Beverages and Temperance Drinks in a concentrated form.

1947 British Industries Fair Advert as Manufacturers of Mason's Products: Custard Flavour, Dessert Flavours for Soda Fountains and Ice Creams, Communion Wine, Junkets, Packet Spices, Culinary Essences, Herbs, Flavourings, Extracts, etc. Also Mint Sauce, "Fifth Avenue" Coffee and Cornish Pilchards. (Foodstuffs Section - Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 588) [2]

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