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R. R. Whitehead and Brothers

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of Royal George Mills, Greenfield, near Oldham, Lancs. Telephone: Mossley 63. Cables: "Whiteheads, Greenfield, Oldham". London Office: 2nd Floor Blackfriars House, New Bridge Street, EC4. (1947)

1870 The company was registered on 9 August, to acquire a business of cotton spinners. [1]

1891 Advert. Manufacturers of roller cloths for the cotton industry. [2]

1891 Directory (Uppermill and Greenfield): Listed as cotton spinners and manufacturers. More details

1917 Advert. Manufacturer of all types of cloths and tapes. [3]

1926 Patent - Improvements in and relating to felting machines. [4]

Patent - Improvements in the manufacture of felt. [5]

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of "Royal George" Felt for all Mechanical Purposes, Surgical, Furnishing, Millinery, etc. (Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 79) [6]

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