92 Church Road
Varnish, Paints and Cellulose Solutions
Borough of Mitcham List of Factories,
Town Clerk’s Department,
Available at Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.
Reference L2 (670) MIT
From the Mitcham Advertiser
3rd June 1954
Text of ad:
TRIP TO BOGNOR
A party of 31 pensioners, wives and widows from Messrs. Thomas Parsons, the Mitcham paint firm, went to Bognor on Saturday for their annual outing. The firm provided tea, chocolates and cigarettes. With them was Councillor E. E. Mount, Deputy Mayor of Mitcham, who is chairman of the works’ social committee.
Enamels – Paints
and aerodrome buildings
to British Standards
Institution and Air Ministry
THOS. PARSONS & SONS LTD.
Makers of varnishes & fine colours since 1802
315-317 Oxford Street, London, W.
Works: Mitcham, Surrey
Mayfair 0742 (six lines) 3647 (two lines)
Telegrams: “Varjap, Phone, London”
Members of the Society of British Aircraft Constructors
Might be related:
Norfolk Chronicle – Saturday 12 September 1778
JAMES PARSONS, at his MANUFACTORY, Stratford, near Bow Bridge, sells Tar and Turpentine, and makes Pitch, Rozin; Oil of Turpentine, Oil of Tar, Varnish of Pine, and Oil of Fir for mixing with White Lead. and has been many Years used his and has been many Years used in his Navy for paying Ships’ Sides and Masts : It is the best, cheapest and neatest Preparation for preserving from Decay all Timber Buildings, Gates, Rails, &c. &c. exposed to Weather; it preserves the Colour of the Timber, and new Work pay’d with it requires no other Paint. Iron Pallisades, &c. pay’d with Varnish of Pine, are prevented from Rust. One Gallon will pay 144 square feet. OIL of TAR is an effectual Remedy against the Fly and Scab in Sheep, and the Mange in Dogs: It is used for softening Rigging. OIL FIR mixes with White Lead and gives beautiful Gloss, it is an elegant Paint for the Inside of Houses, and the best Preservative for the Bottoms of Boats, or any thing else where a fine White is required. Varnish Paints of different Colours ready prepared.
The will of Mr. Thomas Parsons, late of No. 40, Long-acre, and at No. 6, Baron-grove, Mitcham, varnish manufacturer, was proved on the 3rd inst., the estate in the United Kingdom amounting to over £34,000.
Source: Cheltenham Chronicle – Tuesday 30 December 1884 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)