Object No.93

Muscutt and Tompkins lamp, Date Unknown

Object No.93
Object No.93

This lamp, which advertises Swan Pens, came from Muscutt & Tompkins of 5 & 9 Stratford Road. They were originally wholesale and retail newsagents but later diversified into printing. This occurred after they purchased one large Golding Jobber Press and one small plate press in the late 1930s. Reg Tomalin was demobbed from the RAF in 1946 and worked for the firm where he gained his printing skills.

The Company carried out a range of general printing including headed notepaper, Christmas cards, dance tickets and notepads. Demands for their services were limited as orders were usually for small quantities for local people. Printing continued through the 1950s and 60s until Reg Tomalin died in 1967.

For a personal recollection of Muscutt and Tompkins’ shop visit Brian Dunleavy’s Wolverton Past website.

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