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James R. Crompton and Brothers

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London 1891

of Elton Paper Mills, Bury, Lancs

1856 Company established.

1895 James R. Crompton, Ralph Crompton and Percy R. Crompton.

1898 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Paper manufacturers. Specialities: fine quality white and coloured tissues, copyings, thin India papers and other high-grade thin papers, crêpe paper ("Dancing Girl" and "Eltonbury" brands), waxed tissues, thick waxed papers, thin typewriting, banks, toilet and serviette papers. [1]

1937 Paper manufacturers (special for air mail). "Wing Mail Bank" Air Mail Paper. [2]

c.1986 Acquired by Bunzl[3]

1990 Portals acquired Bunzl's Crompton subsidiary[4] which produced paper for tea bags and sausage casings from factories in Lancashire and Gloucester.

1995 Management buy-out from Thomas De La Rue and Co[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. The Times, September 22, 1995
  4. The Times, March 03, 1990
  5. The Times, September 22, 1995