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.

Tomkinson and Adam

From Graces Guide

of Kidderminster, and 94, Newgate Street, London, E.C., Axminster Carpet and Rug Manufacturers

1871 Established by Michael Tomkinson and William Adam.

1873 Tomkinson and Co exhibited Axminster carpets and rugs at the Vienna Exhibition[1]

1882 A fire occurred at Messrs. Tomkinson's carpet factory at Kidderminster.[2]

1914 Principals: Michael Tomkinson, Peter Adam, William Adam, John Tomkinson, Herbert Tomkinson, Gerald Tomkinson, Ronald William Adam.

Specialities: Power Loom Axminster Carpets in piece goods and wholepiece carpets, without seam. Patentees' and first makers of Power Loom Axminster Carpets. Many Patents held for Axminster Weaving in breadths and whole-piece Carpets.

Later Tomkinson Carpets


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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette 24 January 1873
  2. Portadown News - Saturday 14 January 1882