McCaw, Stevenson & Orr, Limited
McCaw, Stevenson & Orr, Limited was a printing company that ended up creating one of the best known glue brands Seccotine.
The company printed books, placards and postcards.
The company didn’t stick to their main product as a printing house.
In 1894 Sohn Stevensen got a patent for their refined liquid fish glue Seccotine.
The glue was so well known a brand, that Agatha Christie used it in two of her murder mystery novels, “The man in the Brown Suit” from 1924 and “Death on the Nile” in 1937.
In the 1960’s a general purpose PVA glue was introduced to the market, by the the name “Seccotine No2”
“Stick to SECCOTINE
-it sticks everything!Seccotine advertisement 1956
The company patented a special postal tube, that could be opened longitudinally so that papers weren’t damaged by inserting them from the end.
They also got a patent on a new hinged drawer design that could hold paper in a more accesible way.
According to their 1890’s advertisements, they also had a patent regarding their window decorations.