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J. and W. Dent

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of Worcester

Manufacturers of Chamois, Buck, Kid and other types of gloves

1777 [1] Bachelor brothers, John Dent and William Dent, founded the firm, known then as J. and W. Dent and Co in Worcester, soon gaining additional premises in London.

In 1801 Jeremiah Macklin Allcroft was apprenticed to John Dent.

By 1822 Allcroft had become a partner in the firm.

1853 A factory was built at Warmstry House, in Worcester, used for leather glove production.

1855 The business became known as Dent, Allcroft and Co. By this time Jeremiah and the Dent brothers had retired, and John Derby Allcroft, Jeremiah's son by his first wife, was running the company.

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  1. [1] Caught in the Act