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 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 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.

Patent Enamel Co

From Graces Guide
2017. Colman's signs at Goathland Railway Station. (Image: Bob Walton).
2017. Sign detail. (Image: Bob Walton).

Patent Enamel Co of Selly Oak, Birmingham.

Benjamin Baugh developed the process of making enameled iron plate signs for advertising. He patented his process in 1859, and ran Salt's Patent Enamel Works in Bradford Street, Birmingham.[1]

1888 The company was registered on 18 March, to take over the business carried on at Birmingham under the name of the Patent Enamel Co..

1889 Baugh opened the sign factory at Selly Oak, Birmingham under the name of Patent Enamel Co Ltd.

1894 This company went into liquidation in July, and reconstruction took place under the same title, the present company being registered on 17 July. In reconstruction the capital was largely written down. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. www.historywebsite.co.uk
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908