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Trevithick W E

Year working: 1899 - 1958

Principal of the design studio responsible for the super Castrol adverts of the 1920's onwards. In some cases (rarely) the advert is signed either in full with date (see Campbell advert Motor Sport magazine March 1933) or just a monogram WT. It could be assumed that the signed adverts are by Trevithick himself. A whole archive of the original artwork was sold by Sotheby's in 1996.

Further reference


Adverts featuring things that easily move in frozen conditions

Knight and oil can

Castrol success of Eyston diesel car

Label often found on reverse of Castrol artwork

Trevithick WT on some artwork