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Whitecroft Pin Manufacturing Co

From Graces Guide

of Whitecroft, Gloucestershire. Telephone: Parkend 9. Cables: "Pinco, Whitecroft".

1910 Company founded.

1914 Listed in Kelly's Directory of Parkend.

1916 Private company.

1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of all kinds of Safety Pins, under the well-known brands "Queen", "Coronet", "Wendy", "Countess", "Carlton", "Premier", etc., with a world-wide reputation for workmanship, quality and attractive make-up. (Stand No. S.63a). [1]

By 1961 was a subsidiary of Lydney Industrial Holdings

1961 Manufacturers of hard haberdashery and metal smallwares of all descriptions. 275 employees. [2]

1964 Whitecroft (Lydney) Ltd was the second largest manufacturer of pins and safety pins; it was acquired by Scovill[3] and became Whitecroft-Scovill.

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