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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0835
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1840-1927
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Lorival Manufacturing Company Limited x United Ebonite Manufacturers Limited


Administrative/Biographical history:

According to a trade journal of 1938, the Lorival Manufacturing Company Limited were based at 50 - 51 Lime Street, London, EC, with their manufacturing taking place at Norwood Works, Southall. They made fine mouldings in synthetic resin, urea-formaldehyde and cellulose acetate materials; and a large variety of mouldings in special materials for aircraft components.

The Chloride Electrical Storage Company Limited purchased Lorival in 1927, and purchased United Ebonite Manufacturers Limited in 1934. In 1939 United Ebonite acquired the assets of Lorival and the name was changed to United Ebonite and Lorival Limited.


Scope and content/abstract:

Documents relating to the premises of the Lorival Manufacturing Company, 1840-1927, comprising conveyances, mortgages, leases for premises in Norwood, including Norwood Court; powers of attorney, agreement, release and discharge relating to the dedication of piece of land for widening Norwood Road and copies of Court Roll and conveyances for property in Heston, part of the premises of the Lorival Manufacturing Company.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

3 items

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1963 (Acc/0835).

Allied Materials

Related material:

The National Archives has some papers relating to Lorival, see reference BT31/24259/152035.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July to October 2009

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