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Nobel Chemical Finishes

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November 1926.
December 1926.
October 1931.
November 1932.

Nobel Chemical Finishes of Nobel House, Buckingham Gate, London, SW1

of Stowmarket

By 1926 Necol Industrial Collodions, part of Nobel Industries had become Nobel Chemical Finishes, jointly owned by ICI and Du Pont[1]

1926 Developing hard enamel for motor car bodies and other uses under the trade name Belco

1926 Nobel Chemical Finishes acquired Naylor Brothers (London). The management, distribution and sales of Nobel Chemical Finishes and Naylor Bros were combined at Slough. A demonstration centre was also opened at 327A High Road, Chiswick, W.4.

1927 Advert: Belco finish for cars

1928 The demonstration centre was closed and a technical service station opened at Slough.

1930 Paints, varnishes, cellulose finishes, lacquers and enamels were exhibited by ICI on their stand at the British Industries Trade Fair[2]

1931 Advert: Associated with ICI

1935 The offices returned to Nobel House from Millbank[3]

1936 ICI acquired the interests of Du Pont in the company[4]

1937 Dope and cellulose enamel manufacturers. "Belco" Cellulose Enamel. "Deoxidine" Rust Remover and Metal Pretreatment. "Dulux" Synthetic Finish. "Electro-Granodine" Pretreatment of Iron and Steel. [5]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

Part of ICI Paints

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 18, 1926
  2. The Times, Feb 05, 1930
  3. The Times, Oct 10, 1935
  4. The Times, Apr 17, 1936
  5. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries