John Line and Sons Limited 1880 - 1988

industry:
Paint and varnish manufacturer,
Wallpaper manufacturer
Nationality:
British; English
based:
Reading, Reading, England, United Kingdom

c1880 - founded by John Line, originally a cabinetmaker in Bath; 1874 - furniture business in Reading (run by Line's three sons); by 1880 - wallpaper wholesaler in Reading with London agent; later branched out into private design production, then block-printing and stencilling; 1880s? - first pattern book (V&A, see Oman and Hamilton, no. 701); resident designer F. G. Froggatt; 1892: - company moved to London; 1905 - issued a successful collection of wallpapers; 1906 - block-printing factory at Southall in 1906; Designers who worked for Line included Christopher Dresser, the Silver Studio, C. F. A. Voysey and William J. Neatby (1860-1910); 1951 - Festival (of Britain) Pattern Group wallpapers produced; JOHN LINE & SONS LIMITED, Company No. 00620703, Status: Dissolved 22/11/1988; Country of Origin: Company incorporated in England/Wales; Company details for the selected company have been archived from the service. Further information can be obtained by telephoning Companies House Call Centre on 0870 3333636.

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