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Alexander Black and Co

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of The Cellardyke Oil skin Factory, 33 to 39, James Street, Cellardyke, Fifeshire.

Makers of Canvas Buoys

1914 Established in 1882 by Alexander Black, J.P., the present principal. Premises: Cover ,144 feet long by 140 feet. Staff: Thirty. Specialities: Inventors and Patentees of the Canvas Fishing Net Buoy and Keep-me-Dry Petticoat Trousers. Makers of Oilskins, Sou'-westers, Lines, Barked and Tarred Mending Twines,, &c. Award: First-class Diploma and Gold Medal Parisian Inventors' Academy, Paris, 1892, for the Patent Canvas Fishing Net Buoys.

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