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Edward Macbean and Co

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of Wellington Mills, Port Dundas, Glasgow, C4. London Office and Warehouse: 47 Wilson Street, London, EC2. Telephone: Glasgow - Douglas 958; London - Clerkenwell 7770. Cables: Glasgow - "Diamond, Glasgow"; London - "Stormproof, Finsquare"

  • 1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of "Maxhed", "Emu" and "Diamond" Brands, Oilskin Clothing, Silk and Cotton. Oil proofed materials of every description. Surgical and Tobacco Pouch Silk. Oiled Insulating materials, Silk and Cotton for Electrical Trades. (Stand No. S.16) [1]
  • 1956 Patent - Improvements in or relating to collapsible shelters.
  • 2000 In August, the company went into receivership. Having made outdoor clothing for the military from home and abroad, it lost out on a £5.5m contact and could no longer survive. Of the 83 staff, 80 were made redundant.

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  • [1] Wikipatents
  • [2] BBC News - Scotland, Website