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The Rise of Winsor & Newton: A photo essay

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The Rise of Winsor & Newton: A photo essay

1832

Winsor & Newton is founded at 38 Rathbone Place

Scientist William Winsor and artist Henry Newton establish their partnership at 38 Rathbone Place, London.

The Rise of Winsor & Newton: A photo essay

1835

The world's first moist water colours are launched

Winsor & Newton develop the first glycerine based, moist water colours changing the history of outdoor painting.

The Rise of Winsor & Newton: A photo essay

1840

Glass syringes are introduced as paint containers

William Winsor introduces glass syringes to replace bladders as oil colour containers.

The Rise of Winsor & Newton: A photo essay
1842
The collapsible screw cap tube is patented

The first screw cap mechanism for collapsible metal tubes is patented by William Winsor; this becomes the standard container for colour.

The Rise of Winsor & Newton: A photo essay
1881
Winsor & Newton Limited Company is formed

Henry Newton sold the business to the newly incorporated firm of Winsor & Newton Ltd which included members of both families amongst the shareholders. The Newtons were employed until the late 1970s.

The Rise of Winsor & Newton: A photo essay

1892

The Composition & Permanence of Artists' Colours is first published

Dedicated to creating the most stable and permanent pigments, Winsor & Newton were the first to publish the composition and permanence of their colours.

Note* All images and text were sourced from and are the creative property of Winsor &Newton.

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