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Farmers Magazine 1837
Hodgson and Simpson invented a chemical seed manure for wheat and turnips, on poor, cold soils.

Valuable Discovery - New Manure
This letter from Mr. M.M. Milburn of Thorpfield near Thirsk, sings the praises of this valuable new invention.

Who invented it?
However, Hodgson and Simpson's claim was challenged by Mr. Joseph Bower of Hunslet, who maintained that the discoverer was Mr. Hopwood Furness. Read the 'New Manure' letter (PDF).

More praise
Their chemical manure is enthusiastically endorsed in this letter 'Chemical Seed Manure' in the Farmers Magazine July - December, 1838.

Hodgson and Simpson's artificial manure features in this price list in the 1858 edition of the Farmers Magazine.

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H&S were involved in some trade mark cases.

■ Extract from Reports of Patent, Design and Trade Mark Cases.
In these two examples, the company was plaintiff in one and defendant in the other.

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The company was active abroad.

Into Africa
Hodgson & Simpson trade marks registered in Kenya in 1925. From the Kenya Gazette, 8th July 1925.

■ Lion Brand name for common soap, candles and detergent, etc.
No. 75/25.
■ Lion Brand image for common soap, candles and detergent, etc.
No. 76/25.
■ Lion Brand image for perfumed soap, teeth and hair preparations, perfumery, etc. No. 77/25.
■ Tiger Brand image for common soap, candles and detergent, etc.
No. 78/25.
■ Tiger Brand image for perfumed soap, teeth and hair preparations, perfumery, etc. No. 79/25.
■ Bell Brand image for common soap, candles and detergent, etc.
No. 80/25.

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The company took steps to protect its brands. The Competition - some other manufacturers' products and advertisements

■ Vinolia Otto Toilet Soap for first class passengers on the ill-fated RMS Titanic.
■ Vinolia "You dirty boy!" Another advertisement from Vinolia.
■ Imp Soap by T.H. Harris, Ltd., London.
■ President Pink Carbolic Soap from the Co-op.
■ Victor Vassier's Congo Soap , supplied by C. Simeons & Co., London. Endorsed by Mr. H. M. Stanley, the Victorian explorer. Published in The Graphic, 1891.
■ Pears Transparent Soap Produces Soft, White and Beautiful Hands. From The Graphic, 1887.
■ Monkey Brand Soap. Cleans, scours, scrubs, polishes, brightens everywhere.
Cleans copper, tin, paint, marble, barss and golf implements, but won't wash clothes. From The Graphic, 1891.
■ Another one of Brooke's Monkey Brand Soap advertisements. From The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 1886.

Click to enlargeHodgson and Simpson's Lamp brand.
Notice published in 1910 concerning the Straits Settlements, Borneo, Federated Malay States, Sumatra and Siam.

Click to enlargeA similar notice to the above, concerning the company's Lantern brand.

Click to enlargeA third notice, similar to the above, concerning the company's Royal Archer brand.
Hodgson & Simpson
MUCK AND BRASS

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