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Lehn & Fink, Inc. was founded on May 1, 1874 (incorporated 1916) by Louis Lehn and Frederick W. Fink in New York City, New York. Its industry was disinfectants and its headquarters were in New York City, New York (1874-1966), Montvale, New Jersey (1966-1994). In 1966, the company was acquired by Sterling Drug, Inc. In 1989, Sterling was acquired by the Eastman Kodak Company and separated it from Lehn & Fink. The do-it-yourself home products division was sold to Forstmann Little & Company in 1994. Later that year the company was sold to Reckitt & Colman Inc., a division of Reckitt & Colman PLC

In 1925, a new holding company, Lehn & Fink Products Company, was formed to acquire Lehn & Fink, Inc. and the recently acquired A. S. Hinds Company. In 1936, the company along with its Lehn & Fink, Inc. subsidiary were merged into Lysol, Inc., another subsidiary, which subsequently changed its name to Lehn & Fink Products Corporation. 

SUBSIDIARIES

PLANTS

  • Bloomfield, New Jersey

COMPANY NAMES

Lehn & Fink, Inc. (1874-1925)

Lehn & Fink Products Company (1925-1936)

Lehn & Fink Products Corporation (1936-1966)

Lehn & Fink Products Company (1966-1989)

L&F Products, Inc. (1989-1994)

PRODUCTS

  • Lysol Disinfectant (1890-1967)
  • Lysol Shaving Cream
  • Lysol Toilet Soap
  • Pebeco Tooth Paste

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