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Wilson Brothers Bobbin Co

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Nov 1919.

Wilson Brothers Bobbin Co of Garston (Liverpool), and Todmorden

of Cornholme Works, Garston, Liverpool. (1922)

1823 Company established by Lawrence Wilson.

Continued by Lawrence Wilson and Sons

Continued as Wilson Bros.

Incorporated as a Limited Company under style of Wilson Bros., Ltd.

1900 The company was registered on 12 May, under the title of the Wilson Brothers Bobbin Co (1900), to take over and extend the business of the Wilson Brothers Bobbin Co and to acquire the undertaking of Wilson Brothers. [1]

1903 At an EGM it was agreed that Wilson Brothers Bobbin Company Limited be wound up voluntarily; and that John Greenwood, of Cornholme Mills, Garston, near Liverpool, a director of the Company, be appointed Liquidator for the purpose of such winding up.[2]

1905 The name was changed as above.

1914 Manufacturers of Bobbins and Shuttles, Chemicals. Specialities: Sheet Metal Mountings and Protectors. Employees 2000. [3]

1917 Advert. Bobbins and shuttles. 1922 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Wood Charcoal. Acids: Acetic Pyroligneous. Acetates: Lead (Brown) Lime (Grey), Soda, Iron (Liquor), Aluminium (Liquor). Wood Spirit; Miscible, Solvent: Wood Tar. (Stand No. A.20) [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. London Gazette 19 June 1903
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. 1922 British Industries Fair p86