The Origin Of Royal Blue

2011-08-18 09:54:28

Published on 2011-08-18 09:54:28

The origin of "Royal Blue" can be dated back to the time of the seventeenth and eighteenth Century, where King George III (1760 - 1820) tested clothiers across the country to deliver a shading suitable for utilization by Royalty. A factory called Scutts Bridge in Rode, where fabric for the imperial attires was at that point being made, created the triumphant colour for the King so as to the shade which was judged George himself. It was an extremely rich blue, which got to be known as 'The Royal Blue'. The triumphant shading was chosen for a robe for Queen Charlotte and King William IV (1830 - 1837) gave an authentication approving its deal by that name.

Royal blue is used in a variety of clothing, ink cartridges, writing pens, transport items and even sports names and clothing.


The origin of the factory that made the first Royal blue shading was Scutts Bridge Mill which was possessed by the Batten family for a large portion of the eighteenth Century, then in the mid 1800s it was gone to the closey related Poole family. The two siblings Henry and Thomas Poole were all the while living there in 1839 as per the Tithe Apportionment of that year. They had likewise turned into the major land owners in the town and possessed Northfield House, later remade as Rode Manor by their successor, squire Robert Pooll and Henry Batten Pooll.

Scutts Bridge Mill kept on working until c1904 and is thought to be the last water driven processing factory manufacturing cloth. The colour “Royal Blue” is now used in a variety of human made items such as writing ink for the colour in fountain pens, ballpoint pens and rollerball pens. The colour is also used for the colour described in ink cartridges for the use in colour printing.

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