The Welfare Work of Reckitt and Sons Limited
Hull Reckitt and Sons Ltd, 1924
96pp, b/w illus with captions. Small 4to wrappers, deckle edges, edges a little rubbed and dusty else very good indeed. Includes material on Hull Garden Village and the housing scheme for Employees. Illustrates house types, the shopping centre etc. and provides details on the objectives of the village. It also provides detail on their wider social , welfare and educational policies. Reckitt and Sons was a leading British manufacturer of household products, focusing on starch, black lead, laundry blue, and household polish, and based in Kingston upon Hull. Isaac Reckitt, who was a Quaker, began business in Hull in 1840, and his business became a private company "Isaac Reckitt and Sons" in 1879, and a public company in 1888. The company expanded through the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It merged with a major competitor in the starch market J. & J. Colman in 1938 to form Reckitt & Colman.