Cooper, McDougall and Robertson

Reference: TR CMRDate: c1882-1989Extent: 60 documents

A mid-twentieth century advert, with a woman pulling back a blue curtain to reveal a can of Milk Oil Fluid. The title is Cooper's Milk Oil Fluid. Cooper, McDougall and Robertson were a veterinary firm.William Cooper founded his veterinary business in Berkhamsted in about 1840, and in the following years developed chemical sheep dips. He was joined in the business by some of his nephews, and the firm became known as William Cooper & Nephews until it merged with McDougall & Robertson in 1925 to form Cooper McDougall & Robertson Ltd. In 1959-60 the firm was bought by the Wellcome Foundation. Later ICI acquired an interest in the firm, which was later renamed Coopers Animal Health Ltd. It was wound up c 1990.

The bulk of the records are of printed advertising material recovered from the firm’s printers and cover the period c1882-1989.

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