The Wood Milne Rubber Company, owned by the Roberts family of Farington House, opened the Golden Hill Lane factory, London in 1896.
The variety of items made by the Wood Milne Company
included rubber heels, soles and tips, pneumatic tyres
and inner tubes for motor cars and motorcycles, solid
band tyres for motor vehicles, belts for motor cycles,
foot pumps for motor tyres and golf balls. In
1924, Wood Milne Ltd was acquired by an American
company, which in 1934 became the British Tyre and
Rubber Co. The name B.T.R. Industries came about
in 1957 when the old B.T.R. (British Tyre and Rubber
Co) ceased production of tyres and felt that the old
name was inappropriate.
began life as the International Tea Co., with its first
retail branch opened in Brentford in 1878. Within
ten years they had expanded to 200 branches across the
country, & had become more of a general provisions
store. They had several of their own branded
products, "International" & "Mitre", which was named
after the location of their administative offices at
Mitre Square, London.
Here are two great adverts that Studdy did for them featuring Bonzo.
|Woollvena quilts made by Russell &
Woollven of Christopher Street, London had a great Bonzo
advert drawn for them, which was not only used in the
printed press but was also used as the backing for a set
of playing cards!
|G.H. Johnstone & Co. Ltd., Birmingham
were jewelers & manufacturers of gold, gold &
platinum sleevelinks, waistcoat buttons & studs to
match. In the late 1920s they patented their
"unbreakable" O.P. Studs. Bonzo helped advertise
this feature in 1928.
The United Yeast Company Ltd was formed in 1899 as a
subsidiary of the large Scottish whisky distillery
group, Distiller’s Company Ltd (DCL), formed in 1877
from an amalgamation of six Scottish distilleries,
with branches throughout Britain and Ireland.
They manufactured yeast products to service the
brewing and baking industries.
|The Humorist was a weekly publication
that ran from 1922 to 1940, when it was merged into the
London Opinion. Studdy's work appeared in it
several times, & thus his images were used to
advertise it as well.