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National Folding Box Co

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of Gainsborough

1907 William Rose developed and patented a machine for labelling containers for starch made by Reckitt and Sons at Hull; cardboard was sent from Hull to Gainsborough where the containers were made and then shipped to Hull for filling and labelling; transport from Gainsborough to Hull was by river. This was done in a separate section of the Rose Brothers (Gainsborough) factory.

1920 Rose Brothers (Gainsborough) established the company to handle the increasing variety of products required by Reckitt and Sons of Hull

WWII Made equipment for fighters and bombers

1960s Making ice-cream tubs of cardboard

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