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British Industrial History

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of Tariff Road, Tottenham, London, N17. Telephone: Tottenham 3701. Cables: "Smoothryte, Tottenham"

1919 Company formed by John Alfred Prestwich to use new manufacturing processes designed by him

1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Black Lead and Coloured Crayon Pencils. (Stand No. R.21) [1]

1951 May 17th. Fire causes serious damage to their premises

1951 Became part of J. A. Prestwich Industries. The directors of the company were: John Alfred Prestwich; Edward Stuart Prestwich; Roland Dudley Prestwich; and Percy Gyllenship Langford [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1929 British Industries Fair Page 134
  2. The Times, Wednesday, Jun 20, 1951