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1914 A. J. Pyrah joined the company
1920 Private company incorporated
1936 Public company incorporated. The company owned several old established businesses and was one of the largest businesses in the British carpet trade:
A. J. Pyrah was one of the directors of the new company.
WWII Carpet production was halted; the company switched to making a variety of products including webbing, blankets, felts for aircraft, packing disks and washers for shells, yarns for military battledress, engineering products, small arms ammunition and shells, and packaged stores to be dropped to partisans
By 1946 Major rebuilding of factories was planned which would be done using liquid resources
1947 A. J. Pyrah retired from the board after 27 years with the company and its predecessors
1950 Alan Pyrah joined the board
1967 Trade name changed to Gilt Edge carpets