|Colonel Frank Stewart Sandeman opened
Manhattan Works, Dundee, c.1874. As owner of these
Works, Colonel Sandeman bought the Stanley Cotton Mill
in 1876-1880, who had a weaving process for cotton
driving belting which was improved by Sandeman.
The 'Stanley Solid Woven Cotton Belting' were a great
success. It became a Limited Company in 1900,
& then the Sandeman Stanley Cotton Belting Co in
1919. Although F Stewart Sandeman & Sons went
into voluntary liquidation in 1932, the three Stanley
Belting companies (the corporations of Chicago
(1914-1944) & New York (1921-1934), (Canada) Ltd,
Toronto (1927-1934) and the Sandeman Stanley Cotton
Belting Co Ltd, London, (1924-1945), which had sales
connections with South America) continued to trade
Studdy drew a whole series of images based around a prehistoric man character by the name of "Stanley" that were issued as advertising postcards. I have not found when these were first released, but I did find a reference to them being available from the Chicago branch of the firm in a magazine dated February 1919.
|Sir (Alexander) Nairne Stewart Sandeman,
1st Baronet & son of Colonel Frank, was a
Conservative Party politician in the United
Kingdom. He was elected at the 1923 general
election as Member of Parliament for Middleton and
Prestwich, and held the seat until his death in
1940. In his campaign advertising, he used two
Studdy Bonzo images in postcard adverts.
|The Orosi Foothill Citrus Association of
California, USA created a vast number of highly
decorative and colourful fruit crate labels, dating back
to the late 1800s. This one for Fido brand lemons
appeared in the 1930s, seemingly based on the 1920
| Colonel Henry Milward was a fervent fly
angler who decided to mix business with pleasure when he
created Milward’s Fishing Tackle Company as part of his
needle-factory sometime in the early 1900s. A
dozen workers left
needle- and syringe-making to become experts in hooks,
flies, devons, spoons and split-cane
rods. This remarkable adventure lasted
until 1965, when Milward died. Milward was just
one of many fishing tackle manufacturers located in
Redditch, just south of Birmingham.
As Studdy was also a great angling enthusiast, it makes perfect sense that he drew an advert for this company. It's even highly possible the two knew each other!
|Dr. Thomas John Barnardo was born in
Dublin, Ireland and began his work with homeless and
destitute children in the East End of London, England in
1866. His vision was that children deserved the
best start in life. By the time Thomas Barnardo
died in 1905, the charity he founded ran 96 homes caring
for more than 8,500 children. His vision continues
today through the work of four different charities
around the globe.
Studdy was always glad to lend his name and contribute to charities, thus he created this lovely postcard for Barnardos in 1930.
|The Health and Cleanliness Council used a
previously published Bonzo postcard image to help with
their campaign of "Where there's dirt, there's danger!"
in the 1930s.