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.

This Studdy dog image appeared in adverts for their "Thill" rubber shoe soles from 1924.














International Supermarkets 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.

This advert appeared in a Naval Review magazine.




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.




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