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Murgatroyd Brothers

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of Wool and Leather Mills, Crayford, Kent. Telephone: Bexley Heath 410. Cables: "Murgatroyd, Crayford". Offices: 19a Coleman Street, London, 18. Wool Exchange Bradford.

  • 1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Producers of Light Leathers, Skivers**, Basils**, Chamois, Dressed Shearlings, Fancy Goods in Lambswool and Leather. (Earls Court, 1st Floor. Stand No. 412b) [1]


  • Note: **
    • Skiver - a split sheepskin leather [origin: Old Norse].
    • Basil - a sheepskin, roughly tanned and undressed. It it also known as a Basan [from Arabic]. [2]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair p194
  2. Chambers English Dictionary