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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Northern Rubber Co

From Graces Guide

of Victoria Works, Retford, Nottinghamshire, india rubber manufacturers. Telephone: Retford 256/257/258. Telegraphic Address: "Rubber, Retford"

1870 Alfred Pegler bought the Victoria Works, Retford, that had been producing a type of linoleum.

1871 Company established by Alfred Pegler, Frank Pegler and Stephen Pegler[1] (although the latter 2 would have been under 21 in 1871 so this may be a later rationalisation of the truth).

1881 Northern India Rubber Co, of East Retford (T. J. Watson manager)[2]

1898 The business was being carried on by Frank Pegler and Stephen Francis Pegler when they applied for the winding up of the Metier Syndicate,[3]

1899 the business was inherited by Frank Pegler and (presumably) his brother Stephen Francis Pegler

1910 Grimsby Rubber Co was put into voluntary liquidation; the meeting was held at Northern Rubber Co's offices; chairman was Frank Pegler

By 1911 Stephen had retired from the business [4]

1914 Principal: Frank Pegler. Staff: 400. Specialities: Rubber for Railways, Steam Ships, Mines, &c. Waterproof Cloth and Clothing. Patents: Leatherite jointing for High Pressure and resistance to Acids and Alkalies.

1914 Manufacturers of rubber for railways, steam ships, mines etc., waterproof cloth and clothing. Employees 400. [5]

1914 Pegler Brothers and Co (Glasgow) Ltd was incorporated to acquire the Bridgeton, Glasgow business.

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Sole makers of Leatherite for Steam Alkalis and Acids. Also Nordoil, Resistant to Oils, Benzol, Petrol. Trichlorethylene, Cellulose, and other Solvents. Manufacturers of Mechanical Rubber Goods. Speciality: Potato Digger Sleeves. (Stand Nos. D.817 and D.716) [6]

1965 Acquired by Peglers[7]

1990 Company began supplying steering column assemblies for the Nissan Primera, produced in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.

1998 Company re-structured.


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Who's Who in Business
  2. County Directory
  3. The London Gazette 7 October 1898
  4. 1911 census
  5. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  6. 1937 British Industries Fair p396
  7. The Times, Jan 01, 1965
  • [1] Bouncing-Balls
  • [2] [3] HighBeam Research
  • The Pegler-Hattersley Group. An historical review 1871-1971, by Hubert C. Nicholson, 1974