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Jaeger Holdings

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1920 The name of Dr. Jaeger's Co was changed to the Jaeger Company

1947 Jaeger Co was registered as a private company to take over that part of Jaeger Holdings that consists of the business of wholesalers of woollen and silk and other underclothing[1]

1961 Issue of shares in Jaeger Holdings to the public[2]; the company was a maker and retailer of clothing and knitted goods[3]. It had 14 subsidiaries involved in manufacturing, merchanting and retailer high quality clothing and hand-knitting yarns:

1963 H R Tomalin was chairman[4]

1964 Acquired James Renwick and Co of Hawick, a long-term supplier of knitwear to the group[5]

1967 Jaeger Holdings was acquired by the Coats textile group.

2003 Coats sold the Jaeger brand name and the Jaeger retail chain[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Apr. 7, 1947
  2. The Times, Feb. 18, 1961
  3. The Times Apr. 23, 1963
  4. The Times May 14, 1963
  5. The Times July 27, 1964
  6. The Times Sept. 10, 2003