Main Paint Warehouse, Mander Brothers Ltd., Wolverhampton
- Reference Number: P/3581
- Date: [c 1969]
- Level: Item
- History Note: Mander Brothers Ltd can trace its beginning to two businesses founded in 1773 - Benjamin Mander and Son, japanners and varnishers, in St. John's Street, Wolverhampton and John Mander (Benjamin's brother), chemist and druggist, first at King Street, then at St. John's Street. In 1840, Benjamin's son, Charles sold the japanning side of the business to William Shoolbred. His sons, Charles B and Samuel S ran the remaining business as Mander Brothers. The company went from strength to strength - in 1865 it established a colour works and developed printing inks. In 1894 it established new works at Well Lane, Wednesfield, and the Townwell Works at Townwell Fold in the same year. In 1902 the firm became Mander Brothers Ltd. During the same decade it established works at Heath Town. By 1928 it had moved into paint and wallpaper. In 1937 the printing inks part of the business merged with Kidd & Co., and in the same year Manders (Holdings) Ltd was formed to group all the business together. In 1973 British Domolac was purchased and the company became Mander-Domolac Ltd. In the early 1990s the decorative paints and the Mander Shopping Centre (where the company was based) was sold so the business could concentrate on printing inks. In 1998 the firm was acquired by the Flint Ink Corporation of America.
- Format: Photograph
- Description: A reproduction of a photograph of part of the main paint warehouse at the Heath Town works of Mander Brothers Ltd. It appears to be a storage facility
- Terms:Paint technology
- Copyright: Magna Pictures
- Access Status: Open
- Contact: Wolverhampton Archives, Wolverhampton Archives & Local Studies
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