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Thompson L'Hospied and Co

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Charles Herbert Thompson was trained as a chemist and had many commercial interests in England and France.

He formed the Crystaline Company as well as operating the firms of Bullers Ltd in Tipton and Thompson L'Hospied & Co Ltd near Stourbridge. He also owned an art pottery near to that of Clement Massier at Golfe Juan in the South of France[1].

1895 Thompson invented Verre sur Verre enamelled glass.

1939 EGM decided to voluntarily wind up the company[2].

1939-43 Papers in the National Archives indicate that Thompson L'Hospied and Co. Ltd purchased land adjoining Incandescent Heat Co at Amblecote, Stourbridge, West Midlands[3]

1961 Incandescent Heat Co was acquired by Wellman, Smith, Owen Engineering Corporation

1965 Thompson L'Hospied and Co was renamed Wellman Alloys

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Sources of Information

  1. Invaluable: auction site [1]
  2. London Gazette, 24 November 1939
  3. National Archives [2]