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Pinchin, Johnson and Co

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June 1903.
December 1907. Satinette.
December 1907. Minerva Paint.
1918. Minerva Paint.
January 1920.
November 1926.
1927. Hygia Deydol.
1927. Satinette and Gripon.
1927. Gripon, Minerva, Veritone.
April 1928.
October 1937.
July 1938. Vigorised.
June 1949.
October 1951.
November 1955.
October 1956.
October 1958.
February 1959.

of King Edward's Place, Broad Street, Birmingham. Telephone: Midland 1042/3/4. Telegraphic Address: "Pinchin, Birmingham". Head office at Carlton Gardens, London, SW1

1871 Owned a seed-crushing warehouse and oil mills at Beavor Lane, Hammersmith where a fire took place[1].

1895 Distributor of varnishes, oils and other inflammable substances; experienced a fire at their premises in Cable Street, London[2].

1897 Distributor of petroleum products in the City of London[3].

1899 The partnership between Edmund Dowling, Charles Pinchin, Charles Dowling and Albert Hill, carrying on business as Pinchin Johnson and Co, was dissolved[4]

1913 Oil and colour merchants in the City of London[5]

1922 Annual report published[6]

1924 Annual meeting was reminded that the company had owned the entire share capital of Wilkinson, Heywood and Clark Ltd for some years. In the past year, Pinchin, Johnson Co had merged that business with the parent company and liquidated the Wilkinson, Heywood and Clark company[7]

1927 Rapid expansion by acquisition[8] including Docker Brothers[9]. Claimed to have the most extensive and up-to-date paint and varnish manufacturing facilities in Europe, technical skills and resources of a high order, plus the strength of the commercial organisation which together enabled the company to achieve success even in difficult times.

1934 Patent - Improvements in or relating to roller mills for grinding paint and other substances. [10]

1937 Patent - Improvements in or relating to rubber compositions. [11]

1937 British Industries Fair Advert for Industrial and Decorative paint finishes. A comprehensive display showing the latest developments in Decorative and Industrial Finishes, including the well-known Paints, Varnishes, Enamels, Lacquers, etc., and the unique Vigorised Wet-on-Wet Finishes for brush or spray application. (Building, General Heating and Cooking Section - Stand Nos. B.515 and B.414) [12]

1937 Specialists in paints and all protective coatings. "Vigorised" Paints and Coatings. [13]

1947 Company name changed to Pinchin, Johnson and Associates Ltd.[14]

1960 Acquired by Courtaulds[15].

1962 Pinchin Johnson and Associates Ltd advertised Gaymel paints for the home decorator. Other divisions were Cellon, Docker Brothers, Industrial, Robert Ingham Clark, Red Hand Marine[16].

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Specialised paints. [17]

1968 Courtaulds succeeded in a bid for International Paints through its subsidiary Pinchin, Johnson and Associates[18]; the companies became part of a new company, International Paint Company, 83 percent owned by Courtaulds[19]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 1 May 1871
  2. The Times, 21 November 1895
  3. The Times, 8 April 1897
  4. London Gazette 6 October 1899
  5. The Times, 17 January 1913
  6. The Times, 11 May 1922
  7. The Times, 13 March 1924
  8. The Times, 13 March 1928
  9. The Times, 17 March 1927
  10. [1] Wikipatents
  11. [2] Wikipatents
  12. 1937 British Industries Fair Advert p537; and p401
  13. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  14. The Times Dec. 4, 1947
  15. The Times, 21 July 1960
  16. The Times, 25 May 1962
  17. 1963 Motor Show
  18. The Times, Aug 03, 1968
  19. The Times, Aug 07, 1968