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December 1954.
October 1963.
February 1968.

of 37 Bolton Road, Bradford, Yorks. Telephone: Bradford 8372

1934 Incorporated on 20 December, to take over the Kamella Woollen Co, Imperial Buildings, Bolton Road, Bradford, Yorks, manufacturers and merchants of children's and adults' wearing apparel. The company was owned by Robert Cook and Co.

The new company acquired at the same time the benefit of a patent, No. 359, 775, for an invention for improvements in sleeping bags for infants and young children, and the trade mark "Kamella".

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Infants Wear including Baby Bags, Dressing Gowns and Pram Rugs; also Infants Portable Cots and Carriers. (Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 250) [1]

In 1963, the company purchased the majority shareholding in H. S. and W. Preston.

1970 Highams purchased the company on 21 October, and moved the business, and its Registered Office, to Wood Nook Mills, Accrington. With other similar companies, it formed part of Highams Clothing Division.

In 1984 Highams transferred Proposition 13 Ltd, to Kamella, together with its stock-in-trade, for £69,500.

1987 On 31 August, its Registered Office was moved once more, to Grape Mill, Royton, Oldham.

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  • [1] National Archives: A2A