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Metropolitan Leather Co

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of Wellington Works, Queen Street, Great Harwood, Lancs

1928 Death in Nice of Ernest Hammond, of Metropolitan Leather Works, Bermondsey[1].

1930 Metropolitan Leather Co Ltd was formed by Parkinson Cowan to take over the leather activities of Parkinson and Cowan (Gas Meters) Ltd, a department that had been established 40 years previously by W. and B. Cowan[2]. A more general leather business would be developed at the company's Bermondsey tannery.

WWII Part of the premises destroyed by enemy action; business moved elsewhere[3].

1951 "Multitest" meter diaphragms being sold throughout the world[4].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 24 August 1928
  2. The Times, 2 July 1930
  3. The Times, 30 January 1942
  4. The Times, 12 May 1951