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1896 Wallach Bros. have agency for the Stern Bros. (Hamburg) lubricants interests in Britain and the Empire. 
Sternol of Royal London House, Finsbury Square, London, EC2, oil and lubricant manufacturers, refiners and distributors.
1916 Manufacturing facility at Grosvenor Wharf, Millwall for "Sternol British Lubricants"
1936 Northern operations based at Bradford
1937 Lubricating oils, soluble and cutting oils, quenching oils, rust preventatives. "Kwenchoyl" for Oil Hardening. "Protexon" for Rust Preventation. 
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1951 Northern blending (especially now for leather oils) at Station Oil Works, Keighley
1960 Members of Motor Accessories Manufacturers Association (MAMA) which campaigned successfully for access for independent lubricant brands to petrol retailers forecourts.
1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Lubricants. 
1968 Sternol provides, in Peter George, its third President of the national trade association (now The British Lubricants Federation).
1973 Southern Blending plant now at Rainham, Essex.
1974 Sternol acquired by French major, Elf.