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1929. British Industries Fair catalogue.
1947. Kaylo and Gripu.

of 17 High Street, Manchester. Telephone: City 3360. Cables: "Kayles". London Office in Addle Street, EC2. (1929)

Ditto Manchester Address. Telephone: Deansgate 5167. Cables: "Kayles, Manchester". London Office: 168 Regent Street. (1947)

  • 1929 British Industries Fair Advert for 'Kaylo' 'Gripu' Waistband. Also as 'Makers of all descriptions of Clothing for Boys, Youths and Men'. "Gripu" Waistband fitted into Boys' Knickers, Youths' and Men's Trousers. Adjustable, No buttons, loops or braces. Ideal for Sports Wear - comfort, utility. (Textiles and Clothing Section - Stand No. S.91) [1]
  • 1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of "Kaylo" Clothing for Men, Youths, Boys. Ready to Wear Overcoats, Suits, Sports Jackets, Sports Trousers and Shorts. Patentees and Manufactures "Gripu" Sports Trouser. Patent 572555. (Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 366) [2]
  • 1955 Patent - Means for supporting trousers and like garments. [3]


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