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Stratton
1860
Company founded under name of Stratnoid as a knitting needle company.
1920’s
Change of name to Stratton.Assembly of compacts begins.
1930’s
Manufacturing begins in Birmingham. Achieves market share of 50% of the UK.
1940’s
Enemy bombing results in closure of Birmingham factories.
1946
Operations resume but shortage of metal and rationing slows production.

1948
Self opening compact lid is patented.
1950’s
Powder compacts are high-fashion and Stratton becomes a world-wide brand.
1990’s
Fashion changes as demand for compacts declines.
2000’s
Revival of brand albeit on a much smaller scale.
2014
Stratton brand re-launched by Widdop Bingham.


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