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of Solway House, 18 Aytoun Street, Manchester, 1. Telephone: Manchester, Central 2601. Cables: "Sericoid, Manchester"; and of Waldeck Road Factory, Cheapside, Luton, Beds. Factories at Luton, Manchester and North Shields.
1861 Established by Charles Clay.
1910 Incorporated as a private Limited Company.
1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Rayon textiles; Taffetas, Satins, Crepes, Lingerie and Corset Cloths; also Cotton Textiles, Velveteens, Corduroys and Suedes. (Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 1) 
1947 British Industries Fair Advert as: 'Inventors and Patentees of the Clayson (Trade Mark) "low cost" Ribbon manufacturing process, which supersedes the old method of weaving Ribbons on shuttle looms'. Also Manufacturers of Textiles, Rayon and Cotton, Velveteens, Suedes, etc. (Textiles Section - Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 2)