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Wide Lane, Silver Paint and Lacquer factory

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Wide Lane, Silver Paint and Lacquer factory
2nd March 1982. View of Wide Lane showing the factory of Silver Paint and Lacquer Co. Ltd., paint manufacturers, makers of Home Charm Paints. SPL, as it was known, was founded in 1947 by Leslie Silver, a well-known Leeds businessman who has had spells as chairman of Leeds United Football Club and Chancellor of Leeds Metropolitan University. In 1982 the company was renamed Kalon Ltd. Since Leslie Silver retired as Chairman in 1991 the company has had a number of changes in ownership and is now (2012) part of PPG Industries, with this factory producing PPG Architectural Coatings.

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