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Universal Asbestos Manufacturing Co

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Universal Asbestos Manufacturing Co Ltd. of Hazlitt House, 43/46 Southampton Buildings, High Holborn, London, WC2. Telephone: Holborn 7001. Telegraphic Address: "Uniasbesto, London"

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1930 Company formed by previous directors/employees of Bells United Asbestos Co. Began making asbestos cement building materials. [1]

1935 Patent - Improvements in or relating to the reinforcement of asbestos cement or similar sheets. [2]

1937 Asbestos cement manufacturers. "Handcraft" Asbestos Products. [3]

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Handcraft Asbestos Cement Products, comprising corrugated and Flat Sheets, Slates, Decorated Sheets, Rainwater Material and Soil Pipes. Also Reinforced Troughing for Semi-Flat and Decking for Flat Roofs. (Stand No. B.9125) [4]

1944 Patent - A method of joining superposed sheets of asbestos cement. [5]

1967 Cape Asbestos Co acquired Universal Asbestos Manufacturing Co, thereby entering the asbestos cement market for the first time.

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