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November 1932. Titanine-Emaillite Ltd.
Sept 1940.
April 1943.
May 1943
July 1961.

Titanine of Colindale Avenue, London, manufacturer of dopes and protective varnishes.

1915 Company founded as British Aeroplane Varnish Company Ltd.

1918 Name changed to Titanine Ltd

1922 Titanine Limited, Ida Mary Ward and George Leopold Ward applied for the restoration of the Patent granted to The British Aeroplane Varnish Co. Ltd., and Julius Gustav Ward for an invention entitled "An improvement in solutions of cellulose esters," numbered 129033, and bearing date the 29th of September, 1917, which, expired on the 29th of September, 1921, owing to the non-payment of the prescribed renewal fee.[1]

1924 Acquired British Emaillite Co Ltd; name changed to Titanine-Emaillite Ltd[2]. Some shares were held by International Paint and Compositions Co[3]

1936 Public company Titanine Ltd founded to acquire Titanine-Emaillite Ltd, then in voluntary liquidation[4].

1937 Aeroplane dope manufacturers. "Emaillite" Dopes. "Lumilac" Synthetic Lacquers. "Titanine" Dopes.

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1961 Manufacturers of dope, varnish and other compositions for aircraft finishes. 198 employees. [5]

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Cellulose and synthetic finishes.

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 13 June 1922
  2. The Times, 19 June 1936
  3. The Times, Jun 19, 1936
  4. The Times, 19 June 1936
  5. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE