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Ragosine and Co

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April 1903.
May 1903.

of Idol Lan, Eastcheap, London EC

of Albion Wharf, Bow, London, E

of 161 Bow Road, London, EC3

1878 The original company was established as an agency of a Moscow firm.

1883 The London business was taken over by Ernest G. von Glehn and carried on as an independent concern under the style of Ragosine and Co.

1898 Robert R. S. Tanner joined the firm.

1899 The company was registered as a private limited company.

1907 Ernest von Glehn retired.

1908 The company purchased the business of Dixon and Heydorn, manufacturers of paints and varnishes, and incorporated it as a separate manufacturing department.

1914 Manufacturers of lubricating oils, paints and varnishes; merchants, contractors, importers and exporters. Specialities: "Dixon's White", "Royoak" paints and varnishes, "Dryoline", a liquid drier; polishes etc.; concentrated size and glues; "Ragosine Oil" in various grades; "Ragosoil" motor car lubricants. [1]

1937 Lubricating oil and grease manufacturers and merchants. "Minix" Aero Oils. [2]

1939 Ragosine Oil Co - see Aircraft Industry Suppliers

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