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Ref NoGB1752.CON/SB
Alt Ref NoOFR:
TitleSamuel Berger and Company Limited
DescriptionSamuel Berger & Co Ltd of Bromley-by-Bow, London, starch manufacturers, founded in 1827 by Samuel Berger, and taken over by his sons following his death in 1855
The company was acquired by Reckitt & Colman in 1950 and most of the records in this series relate to the period following this acquisition.

The company produced rice starch, powder starch and laundry starch at their plant and premises in Bromley-by-Bow, East London.

In the 1960s there were investigations into changing the nature and process of their starch production, and by 1968 it was no longer considered viable to produce rice starch at the Bromley-by-Bow site.

The company made attempts to change their name to Rice Products Ltd, however this was rejected, before finally - in 1969 - changing their name to Talwin Products Limited.

The company was sold in 1969 and purchased by Diversey Limitied, who had previously bought Polysulphin and James Linday Industrial Society, and so Samuel Berger was incorporated as part of Linday-Polysulphin Limited


Date1828-1971
Extent10 boxes
LevelSub collection
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