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Evans and Owen

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1865 The Ely Paper Works at Cardiff were established to make "Esparto half stuff", which was supplied to other paper mills.

1867 the first paper-making machine was installed

1869 the second machine installed

1874 the third machine installed.

1877 Messrs. Evans and Owen of Bath acquired the Ely Paper Works of Cardiff

1885 the fourth machine was installed

On the death of Mr. Evans in 1885, the works were formed into a limited company by Mr. Thomas Owen, M.P.

1889 the fifth machine was installed

1892 Thomas Owen and Co was registered on 2 March to acquire the paper manufacturing business of Evans and Owen. [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908