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Hulme Patent Advertising Match Co

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1917 advert

The Hulme Patent Advertising Match Co Ltd of Irlam, Manchester

  • Makers of matches and wooden fruit boxes
  • The factory was located adjacent to Liverpool Road and to Irlam railway station, occupying a small triangular area between Royles and the railway lines. A rail connection served the works' yard, where a Scotch derrick was installed for unloading logs.
  • The factory was established in 1895, and was said to have produced the first non-poisonous matches in England. They became the British Basket and Besto Co Ltd. [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Archive Photographs Series 'Irlam and Cadishead' compiled by Marion Beeston and Irlam and Cadishead Local History Society,published by Chalford's in 1997