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William Hooton

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of Continental Works, Great Eastern Street, Nottingham

formerly Hooton and Moore. See also Jardine and Hooton

1870 Company established. See William Hooton (1838-1899) and his son William Arthur Hooton

1884 Advertising a 'Levers Machine' on view before it goes abroad.[1]

1908 Mentioned as Messrs. W. Hooton and Co., Great Eastern-street, Nottingham.[2]

1914 Lace machine builder. Specialities: lace machines and every accessory required for a lace manufacturer's plant. Employees 400. [3]

1914 'Lace Machine Builder, Continental Works, Great Eastern Street, Nottingham. Established in 1870 by William Hooton (d. 1899). Present Principal: William Arthur Hooton (son). Staff: 400 (men). Specialities: Lace Machines, and every accessory required for a lace manufacturer's plant'

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Sources of Information

  1. Nottingham Journal - Friday 07 November 1884
  2. Nottingham Journal - Tuesday 22 September 1908
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book