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Seeking Opportunities (1918-1928)

After the war, William Wiggin, who had taken over as chairman when James Thomas Wiggin died in 1918, came to the conclusion that the company should change direction rather than simply revert to the pre-war activities.

Bathroom fittings

A number of rather diverse products were tried, including roller skates and windscreens for Ford and Standard cars, but eventually the growing public demand for more and better equipped bathrooms led him to decide to focus the company's attention on manufacturing a comprehensive range of quality bathroom fittings.  To identify these unique products, the name "Olde Hall" was registered in 1922.  Steady progress was made such that by the mid-1920s the company had become the largest manufacturer of this type of product in the country.  Initially, these fittings were made out of chromium plated brass but by the late 1920s this had been replaced by the newly-developing material of stainless steel (known in those early days as "Staybrite").

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