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Bradford Dyers Association

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1922 - 1923.
1922 - 1923.
1922 - 1923.
1922 - 1923.
April 1928.
April 1943

of 39 Well Street, Bradford.

1898 The Bradford Dyers' Association was formed as a limited public company for the purposes of acquiring c.20 companies engaged in the Bradford Piece Dyeing Trade, accounting for about 90 percent of the trade.[1]

Acquired the following companies:

1900 The Association brought a case against Isaac Bury, the trade name of John and Jos. Wharton, for infringement of the Schreiner patent for giving cloth a gloss-like finish; the defendants relied on prior patents which meant that there was no new art.[2]

1960 Sold its Mancuna Engineering subsidiary of Denton, manufacturers of gas cleaning equipment, to Sturtevant Engineering Co.[3]

c.1961 Jointly with Sun Chemical Corp of USA, established Warwick Chemical (Yorkshire).

1964 Viyella International acquired Bradford Dyers Association.[4]

1969 Sun Chemical Corp acquired the minority interest that it did not own in Warwick Chemical.[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Wednesday, Dec 14, 1898
  2. The Leeds Mercury, December 11, 1900
  3. The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 02, 1960
  4. The Times, Jun 11, 1964
  5. The Times, Jul 23, 1969