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E. Illingworth and Co

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May 1929.

of Shelf Mills, Shelf, near Halifax.

of Reliance Works, Richmond Road, Bradford, Yorks. (1914)

1896 Company founded.

1914 Cotton and wool waste importers and exporters, manufacturers of axle box packings. Employees 40 to 50. [1]

1931 Private company.

1955 John Crossley-Carpet Trades Holdings Ltd acquired E. Illingworth and Co (Bradford), maker of felts and needle loom carpeting[2]

1958 New subsidiary formed Thermalay Ltd, to make electrically heated underlay[3]

1961 Manufacturers of "Illmond" carpeting and underfelts "Firmagrip" non-slip netting, axle box packings, wadding, upholstery filling, surgical cotton wool, and importers and exporters of textile waste. 320 employees. [4]

By 1970 was a member of Carpets International

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. The Times, May 04, 1955
  3. The Times, Apr 25, 1958
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE