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Balstone, Cooke and Co

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1922 - 1923.
1922 - 1923.
1922 - 1923.
1922 - 1923.
1924.

Balstone, Cooke and Co of Temple Buildings, Altrincham Street, Manchester.

1857 Established by Henry Kenway Balston.

1895 Incorporated as a Limited Company.

1935 Acquired Rayonese, company name changed to Balstone Cooke and Rayonese.[1]

1946 Acquired Barraclough, Milner and Co.[1]

1947 Acquired Thomas Mellodew and Co.[2]

1953 Made woollen Axminster carpets at Oldham[3]

1955 Announced the closure of the Parkfield and Moorside Mills owned by its subsidiary Thomas Mellodew and Co.[4]

1959 Acquired by Vantona Textiles[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Times, July 28, 1947
  2. The Times, April 2, 1951
  3. The Times May 1, 1953
  4. The Times, September 14, 1955
  5. The Times, February 24, 1959