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Chardonnet Silk Co

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1900 Name Change. 'A company which is certain to attract attention in the near future is the old Artificial Silk Company, which was formed 1896, having a capital of £300,000, which £60,000 was set aside for working expenses. It has been found necessary for various purposes to reconstruct the company, and having adopted the title of the Chardonnet Silk Company, with an entirely new board of directors, it is reasonable to assume that under the new agreement which we understand has been entered into with the Preach Company at Besoncon, that good results will ensue. It is proposed, by means of this French agency, to establish a market in this country similar to the large markets existing in Germany. The services of Dr. G. Lorentren and ‎‎Mr. E. Rodakowski have been secured general manager and managing director respectively.'[1]

1901 Company liquidated.

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  1. Globe - Monday 03 December 1900