In 1963 List of Factories, listed as
T. & W. Farmiloe Ltd.
Listed in 1915 Directory as
Thomas and William Familoe
varnish manufacturers, Batsworth Road
From Grace’s Guide – 1914 Who’s Who in Business
FARMILOE, T. & W., Ltd., Lead, White Lead, Paint, Colour and Varnish Manufacturers, Brassfounders and Sanitary Engineers, Glass Merchants and Manufacturers, Rochester Row, Westminster, London, S.W.; Nine Elms Lane; and Mitcham Varnish Works, Mitcham.
Hours. of Business: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Established about a century ago by Mr. Meakin, continued as Meakin and Farmiloe.
Incorporated as a Limited Company.
Directors: John Farmiloe (Governing Director), James Farmiloe, George Arthur Farmiloe, Harold Farmiloe, and James Lewis Farmiloe.
Premises: Equipped with up-to-date appliances.
Staff: About 500.
Specialities: Sheet Lead, Lead and Compo Pipe; Glass of all kinds; ” Nine Elms ” Brand of pure Paint; Putty and Painters’ Goods.
Awards: Gold Medal, Healtheries Exhibition.
Connection: United Kingdom, Foreign and Colonial. Export largely to India, South Africa, Japan and China.
Telephone: No. 4480 Victoria, London (five lines), Private Branch Exchange.
Telegraphic Address: “Farmiloe, Sowest, London.”
See also ‘150 years of a family business in Clerkenwell‘ by Dr. Cathy Ross, 2004.
Perfect Glass for prefect body work of every description
We carry a large Stock of all sizes of Polished Plate.
Prompt attention and delivery.
T. & W. Farmiloe Ltd
Phone: Victoria 4480 (Pte. Br. Ex.) ‘Grams: “Farmiloe, Sowest, London.”
Works: Westminster, S.W.; Nine Elms Lane, S.W.; Limehouse, E.;
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From the blog Wandsworth 1914-1918:
F W Farmiloe Ltd, a paint & varnish manufacturers in Nine Elms Lane reported that business had decreased 40% and that 67 of their men had joined the Army, although they had also made 16 dismissals.