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Molassine Co (1907)

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Advertising sign.
December 1938. Vims dog food.

of 36 Mark Lane, London, makers of animal feeds

of Tunnel Avenue, Greenwich (1914)

1900 Business established; incorporated as a private limited company

1907 The Molassine Company was voluntarily wound up; Frederick Livingstone and William Albert Owston, the younger, were appointed Liquidators[1]

1907 The company was registered as a public limed company on 5 February to acquire the business of a company of almost similar title, manufacturers of molassine meal, dog biscuits and feeding stuffs, generally together with foreign and colonial patents. [2]

1914 Directors: Benjamin Horton (Chairman), John Prosser (Managing Director), W. A. Owston, Arthur W. Livingstone. All the Molassine Foods were based around sugar as a feeding material but prepared so as to overcome the objections to feeding animals with sugar or molasses in the natural state. The latest development of the Company's business was a large Poultry Farm at Twyford, Berkshire.

1970 Ashe Laboratories sold the Vims dog biscuits business and compensated Molassine Co. for ending its contract to make dog food[3].


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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette 19 March 1907
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. The Times, 16 December 1970