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United roof and bridge paint
Title : United roof and bridge paint United roof and bridge paint
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Source : Walter B. Bruce
Date of creation : n.d
Format : Pamphlet
Dimensions : 155x90
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Colour card for paints for roofs, bridges and other structural metal work.

'United' was the trademark of the Australasian United Paint Co. Ltd which had its headquarters at Lipson Street Port Adelaide from 1913 to 1953. By 1956 it was no longer a listed company, probably absorbed by another company. Throughout this period corrugated iron was a popular roofing material. To protect it from the weather it was painted, and would require re-painting every so often. Iron roofs are making a return to popularity with the advent of colourbond roofing iron, which needs no painting, and comes in a good range of colours.
Period : 1914-1918,1919-1927,1927-1939,1939-1945
Further reading :
Evans, Ian Colour schemes for old Australian houses Glebe, N.S.W.: Flannel Flower Press, c1984
Evans, Ian More colour schemes for old Australian houses Yeronga, Qld.: Flannel Flower Press, 1992
Evans, Ian The Australian home Sydney: Flannel Flower Press, 1983
Murphy, Phyllis The decorated wall: eighty years of wallpaper in Australia, c. 1850-1930 [Sydney]: Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 1981
House styles 1850 onwards [Adelaide: The Dept., 197-?]
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