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G. Stibbe and Co

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1921. From Leicester Chamber of Commerce Year Book.
1921. From Leicester Chamber of Commerce Year Book.

of Fairfax Works, Mill Lane, Leicester

1886 Company founded.

1914 Hosiery machinery builder and merchants. Specialities: all machinery in connection with hosiery and allied trades. Employees 102. [1]

1924 Public company.

1961 Manufacturers of circular knitting machinery, seamless hosiery machines and knitted piece goods. 1,000 employees. [2]

1973 Sold the Stibbe-Hadden knitted fabrics subsidiary to Spirella Co of Great Britain so as to concentrate on the engineering activities[3]

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