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Solport Brothers

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November 1930.

of 184-190 Goswell Road, London, EC1. Telephone: Clerkenwell 9211-12. Cables: "Solport, London"

  • 1892 The Nursing Record: Article - Furfelt Chest Protector, (Manufactured by Messrs. Solport Bros., 66, Shaftesbury Street, New North Road). - Our attention has been drawn to this excellent invention. The composition of the material for this article, we believe to be perfectly unique, in fact it is composed of a mixture of fur and woollen felt, and has already been scientifically and experimentally proved by eminent professors, that fur possesses the lowest conducting power of heat of any substance yet examined. The incorporation of the wool with the fur results in producing a very substantial fabric, the advantages of which it is beautifully soft and smooth, and, being absolutely free from dye, it appears to be utterly impossible for this to irritate the skin in anyway. Besides this it has the advantage of being exceedingly porous, while the fur being part of its composition, it prevents the wool clogging, as otherwise it is apt to do. The proprietors claim for this protector, and very justly too, that if worn after an attack of influenza it will most probably prevent the disastrous after-effects often experienced by its victims. We cannot speak too highly of this "Furfelt" Chest Protector, and for those requiring to purchase such articles we would advise an inspection of the stock of Messrs. Solport Bros.
  • 1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Toilet Requisites and Druggists' Sundries, including "Nerissa" Powder Puffs, "Portia" Sponge Bags, Holdalls and Travelling Companions; "Watersprite" Face Cloths; "Easifix" Finger Stalls, Corn Plasters; "Portia" Non-Flam Reading and Sports Eyeshades. (Stand No. J.100) [1]
  • 1929 Patent - Improvements in or relating to covers for hot water bottles and the like.
  • 1971 Patent - Finger and Thumb Stalls.

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