1746

WHERE IT ALL STARTED

Brushmaking workshop SD Page & Sons was established

1811

THE HAMILTON NAME

Hamiltons of London founded

1800's

CHALLENGES AND SUCCESS

Despite several fires destroying the factory, the introduction of machines allowed the business to expand.

1900's

THE IMPACT OF WAR

Thanks to their modern production methods, both Pages and Hamiltons were involved in war work, with Hamiltons delivering 50-60,000 shaving brushes every week to the army. Restrictions on the use of bristle led to the introduction of nylon fibres in brushmaking.

1980

THE FUTURE

The transformation of the paintbrush was finally completed by the adoption of stainless steel ferrules, pioneered by Hamiltons in the early 1980s.

1990

HAMILTONS JOINS ACORN

Acorn Decorating Products merges with Hamiltons of London to become Hamilton Acorn.

2001

A KEY ACQUISITION

The company is acquired by Swedish company Anza, the third largest manufacturer of decorating tools in Europe.

2012

CHANGING WITH THE TIMES

Hamilton Acorn re-brands to become Hamilton, while at the same time streamlining its product ranges following feedback from its decorator panel. The present-day company marks the culmination of two-and-a-half centuries of brushmaking.