Company founded under name of Stratnoid as a knitting needle company.
Change of name to Stratton.Assembly of compacts begins.
Manufacturing begins in Birmingham. Achieves market share of 50% of the UK.
Enemy bombing results in closure of Birmingham factories.
Operations resume but shortage of metal and rationing slows production.
Self opening compact lid is patented.
Powder compacts are high-fashion and Stratton becomes a world-wide brand.
Fashion changes as demand for compacts declines.
Revival of brand albeit on a much smaller scale.
Stratton brand re-launched by Widdop Bingham.