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of Seafield Jute works, Dundee
c1837 Founded by John and David Thomson
Jute carpets, coconut matting, rugs, etc., were amongst the main articles produced
1848 Thomson Shepherd and Co was formed, in Seafield Works
Became Thomson, Shepherd and Briggs
1896 Became a private company and took the name of Thomson, Shepherd and Co
1907 Employs 1,200 of which 900 were female.
1986 Seafield Works closed