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Cohen and Wilks

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of Aquatite Mills, Derby Street, Cheetham, Manchester.

Manufacturer of Aquatite raincoats.

1901 Company established by Phillip Michael Quas-Cohen. [1]

1924 Incorporated as a Public Limited Company to acquire as a going concern Cohen and Wilks and its subsidiaries: [1]

  • Bearder of Cannon Mills, Great Horton, Bradford, manufacturers of Gabardine Cloth.
  • Brooksbank of Cannon Mills, Great Horton, Bradford, textile spinners.
  • George Lees and Co of Galabank Mills, Galashiels; Scotch Tweed manufacturers, dyers, finishers and proofers.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Times, May 26, 1924