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1961 List of Paint Companies in Mitcham

From the Kelly’s Directory of 1961

AULT & WIBORG LTD. (PAINTS DIVISION)
(manufacturers of paints, varnishes, enamels & industrial finishes).

115 Phipps Bridge road. Merton SW19—
Tel. MITcham 7070


Bomacel Ltd.
Homewood works. Homewood rand,
Mitcham. surrey—Tel. No. MITcham 4861


BURRELL’S PAINTS
(Proprietors. R. J. Hamer & Sons
(Paints) Ltd.)

Manufacturers Of Burrell’s High-Grade Paints, Varnishes, Distempers, Enamels.
Anti-Corrosive & Anti-Fouling Compositions &c.;
Contractors to British Admiralty, War Office, Air Ministry, Post Office,
Crown Agents for the Colonies & the principal Railway & Steamship Companies.

Miles road, Mitcham. Surrey
Telegrams & Cables, “Diagoras, Mitcham”;
Telephone MITcham 3011 (7 lines)


HADFIELDS (MERTON) LTD.
(makers of all kinds of paints, varnishes & enamels.
Western rd. Mitcham, Surrey
– Telephone No. MITcham 3422;
T A Duragloss Mitcham


HAMER R.J. & SONS (PAINTS) LTD.
Manufacturers of “Aristocrat” Enamels & Syntheic Finishes.
“Pedigree” Hard Drying Gloss Paint & Varnishes,
“Perfecto” Water Paint, Japans, Lacquers, & Industrial Finishes.
“Contractors to H.M. Government, Borough Councils &c.”

Miles Road, Mitcham, Surrey.
Grams. “Enterprise, Mitcham”
Phone. Mitcham 2064/5, 4046/7 & 3011/2/3


WM. HARLAND & SON LTD.
(Royal Warrant Holders during five reigns).
Merton, London SW19 – MITcham 7070


LATHAM, BROWN (SALES) LTD.
326 Western road SW19 –
T N MITcham 1133 (4 lines)


W. MORGAN & SONS LTD.
(paints, varnishes, stoving, synthetic & cellulose enamels).
Prince George’s rd
Merton Abbey SW19
Tel. No. MITcham 1575


PARSONS THOS. & SONS LTD.
Church road, Mitcham, Surrey
(T N MITcham 4444; T A Thospar Mitcham)
& (London depot) 190 Iverson rd NW6
T N KILburn 0614


Purdom Geo. & Co. Ltd.
96 Church rd.
Mitcham


Joseph Orange, Colourman

As reported in the Mitcham & Tooting Mercury of 1st December, 1916, at the Military Service Surrey Appeal Tribunal, Mr J. Latham, varnish maker:

appealed for Mr Orange (38). He was engaged at colour grinding, and they were only half through a contract. They also did work for the Indian Government. A little investigation showed that Mr Orange was really a good “oddman,” and the firm had not another oddman like him. Mr Orange also was quite sure it was impossible for himself to be replaced. It had been tried with old men of 65 and even with feminine material, but the thing could not be done.

The appeal was disallowed, and Mr Orange had to go by 31st December. He was conscripted on 10th December 1916 to the Royal Flying Corps.

Born in Rotherhithe, he was listed in the 1911 census as living in 5 Albert Terrace, Palestine Grove, with his wife Eliza, 33, daughter Florence, 9, and a son, also called Joseph, aged 7.