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of Pexwear Factory, 495 Edge Lane, Old Swan, Liverpool. Telephone: Old Swan 940. Cables: "Washable (Liverpool). (1929)
of 495 Edge Lane, Liverpool, 13. Telephone: Liverpool, Stoneycroft 2717. Cables: "Washable, Liverpool". (1947)
1899 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Watson Wilby Peck and Bernard Parkinson, carrying on business as Butchers, Clothiers and Outfitters, at No. 4, Circus-street, in the city of Liverpool, and elsewhere, under the style or firm of John Peck and Co., has been dissolved by mutual consent as from the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight. The business will in future be carried on by the said Watson Wilby Peck...
1929 British Industries Fair Advert for Pexwear Overalls for every Trade and Profession. Manufacturers of Washable Cotton Clothing for Butchers, Grocers, Engineers, Stewards, Bakers, Chefs, etc. Dentists' Coats and Doctors' Operating Gowns. Overalls for Women. (Textiles and Clothing Section - Stand Nos. S.52 and S.66) 
1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Washable Hygienic Overalls, Aprons (Men's and Women's) for Butchers, Grocers, Chefs, Waiters, Painters, Hairdressers, Engineers, Mercantile Marine, Doctors, Surgeons, Warehousemen, Food Preparers. Proofed and Unproofed Sportswear for Golfers, Hikers, Cyclists. (Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No.363) 
1894-1973 Archive. Ledger, corresp, catalogues and photographs - Liverpool Record Office.