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Keats and Bexon

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Heeling machine for boots and shoes. Exhibit at Beck Isle Museum.
Leather cutter.
Leather cutter (detail).

Established in 1870s as Keats and Brothers at Gaol Road, Stafford.

In 1890 moved to Albion works, Marston Road, Stafford.

c1900 Purchased the boot-making machinery business from W. H. Dorman and Co.

1904 Renamed as Keats and Bexon

1916 Moved to Corporation Street, Stafford.

1967 Company closed.

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