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Linen Thread Co

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of 53 Bothwell Street, Glasgow

1898 William Barbour and Sons merged with other thread manufacturers, Robert Stewart and Sons, F. W. Hayes and Co and Dunbar, McMaster and Co to create Linen Thread Co[1]

1898 The company was registered on 29 April, to acquire interests in and to carry on the businesses of manufacturers of linen and other threads, nets, twines and flax. [2]

1961 The company changed its name to Lindustries[3].

1970 Lindustries reported on performance of Barbour Threads, presumably reflecting an internal change of name[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 17, 1913
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. The Times, Jul 20, 1961
  4. The Times, Aug 19, 1970