Nothing at all known about this company!
On the label
Apply with finger tips to render waterproof and avoid waste.
Made by Ernest Timms, Moston Bank Works, Church Lane, Manchester 9.
Photo: David Pratt
This 75mm diameter tin is simply printed in black on green. Quite why they thought customers should use their fingers to apply a black product is unclear although this was common with dubbins where the warmth of the hand aided application and absorption – no reference to buffing to a shine either! Postal districts were introduced in Manchester in 1867/8 but there were only eight districts. Therefore it is possible that this tin dates from 1932 when a wider district scheme was introduced.