Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

John Paton, Son and Co

From Graces Guide

1814 John Paton of Alloa set up a wool dyeing and spinning company in Alloa. He was a user of the spinning mule developed by Samuel Crompton. He built Kilncraigs Mill on the site of Kilncraig House which he inherited from his father. Alexander Paton joined the firm, the business becoming Paton and Son

1848 John Paton died, and Alexander Paton's brother-in-law and nephew joined the firm.

1880 Fire at the Alloa premises [1]

1920 J. and J. Baldwin and Partners and John Paton, Son and Co merged, creating Patons and Baldwins. [2] The company was an amalgamation of long-established Scottish and West Riding knitting wool manufacturers. It decided to relocate its headquarters and six factories to Darlington.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Dundee Courier & Argus, Thursday, May 13, 1880
  2. The Times, Thursday, Feb 05, 1920