Palace Works

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Timber, Paraffin Wax, Phosphorus, Glue, Chlorate of Potash

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“Palace Works. This was on the site of the former ‘palace’ 1880s J. Palmer and Son; who made wax vesta matches, anti-sulphurous matches and Vesuvian Cigar Lights”

1883: “In 1869 Palmer and Son brought out some cigar lights under the name of ‘braided fixed stars’ which were lights with their stems made in accordance with the above patent. On July 13, 1876 Palmer and Sons applied for registration of the words ‘braided fixed stars’ as a trade mark, under the Registration of Trade Marks Act, 1875, and in the Trade Marks Journal of Feb 5, 1877, Palmer and Son advertised two marks for matches. The first was numbered 8075, and was the words ‘braided fixed stars,’ and the other, numbered 8076, was in the form of a label on which were the words ‘Heads will not drop off. Braided fixed stars, specially prepared for lighting pipes as well as cigars. Manufactured under Her Majesty's Royal Letters Patent at Palace Works, Old Ford-road, London. By Royal Letters Patent, Palmer and Son's braided fixed stars, a combined pipe and cigar lighter. Heads warranted not to fall off. These fixed stars will light pipes without pulling out the tobacco.’ ... In Oct. 1881 Bryant and May, who were also match manufacturers, applied to have the registration of the mark ‘braided fixed stars’ cancelled. The application came before Chitty, J. and was refused on the ground that it had been on the register for five years, and therefore the applicant could not raise the question as to its being correctly there. This decision was appealed against and reversed, the case being remitted to the court below to hear the evidence and decide whether the term could be registered as a trademark or was a mere description of a known class of goods. ... At all events, the respondents have not made it out here and it appears to me therefore, that this is a mark which is not authorised to be registered under the Act, and that therefore the registration ought to be expunged.”

“28th May 1868: Jarvis Palmer, and James Brecknock Palmer, both of Palace Works, Old Ford Road, Bow, in the County of Middlesex for an invention for - “Improvements in the manufacture of matches and fusees, and of friction surfaces to be used therewith.” - Partly the result of a communication made to them from abroad by Rudolf Herrmann, a person resident at Lahnstein, Nassau, Germany, and partly of the invention of the said James Brecknock.”