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Joseph Fison and Co

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February 1928.
April 1928.

of Ipswich

1847 Joseph Fison and Co established in Ipswich.

1853 Example advert: for superphosphate of lime, manufactured by Joseph Fison and Co of Ipswich[1].

1895 Edward Packard and Co incorporated in Ipswich to acquire the business of a firm of the same name, agricultural chemists and artificial manure manufacturers. [2]

1919 Edward Packard and Co bought the business founded by James Fison of Thetford and the name of the company was changed to Packard and James Fison (Thetford) Ltd.

1928 Adverts: Fisons' Fertilizers, advertised by Joseph Fison and Co.

1929 In response to deterioration in the business climate, Packard and James Fison (Thetford) Limited amalgamated with 2 East Anglian competitors Joseph Fison and Co and Prentice Brothers (founded 1856); the resultant company was named Fison, Packard and Prentice Ltd. Only Joseph Fison had an extensive sales network outside East Anglia[3].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Ipswich Journal (Ipswich, England), Saturday, June 18, 1853
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. Competition Commission report [1]