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William Cotton

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of Pinfold Gate, Loughborough, Leicestershire.

1860 Company established.

1904 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Manufacturers of patent hosiery machinery. [1]

By 1945 was a subsidiary of Bentley Engineering Co[2]

Became part of the Sears Holdings group[3]

1968 Queen's Award to Industry for Export Achievement. [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. The Times, Sep 05, 1945
  3. The Times, May 16, 1956
  4. The Engineer of 26th April 1968 p650