Logos and trademarks

From the early days of The National Glove Company through to Pinkham Gloves in the 1950s the company always had a strong brand image. Here we can see how it evolved.


The National Glove Company

Engecie logo

 The National Glove Company. Known also as The N G C, in 1905 it adopted the trade mark Engecie which became synonymous with quality and was the start of a long exporting role for the brand.

Engecie factories
The National Glove Company
Engecie Gloves trade mark
Engcie box
NGC basket
1924 N G C Letter head
The National Glove Cc trade mark
1924 Empire Exh booklet

The National Glove Company    exhibited at the 1924 British Empire Exhibition and this booklet, which can be seen in its entirety in the OUR HISTORY The Pioneering Years section, was produced for the exhibition and highlighted the company’s background and product range. The photographs on the left show an Engecie glove box and one of the many wicker baskets that was used in the factory.

NGC van 1917

W Pinkham & Son Ltd.

Pinkham locations 1959
P & I logo


The Pinkham ‘signature’ with its distinctive reverse P was used in much of the company’s advertising and marketing. During the 1950s a competitor with a similar looking name tried to mimic this trade mark and were stopped following court action.


W Pinkham & Son Lorry c 1959

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