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Old Bleach Linen Co

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November 1890.
1905.
July 1917.
March 1921.
December 1934.
April 1946.

of Randalstown, Couty Antrim, Northern Ireland. (1929)

Ditto Address. Telephone: Ranaldstown 33 and 34. Cables: "Grassing, Ranaldstown". London Showrooms: 26 Berner's Street.

1864 Company established in Randalstown, by Charles James Webb. [1]

1913 Telephone Directory: Randalstown 4. [2]

1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Fine Damask Table Linen, Fancy Linens, etc. The Irish Linen Guild. (Stand Nos. T.9 and T.22) [3]

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Household Linen, Cotton and Fibro Goods. Fibro Dress Goods. Woven Furnishing Fabrics of Linen, Fibro and Wool. Printed Fabrics, Screen and Machine. Small Children's Dresses. (Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 84) [4]

1949/51 Place setting with linen damask table mat and napkin with woven pattern based on the crystal structure diagram of china clay. [5]

1967 'Rana' woven textile designed by Margaret Leichner. [6]

1971 Acquired by Carrington Viyella[7]


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Irish Genaeology
  2. [2] Lennon Wylie
  3. 1929 British Industries Fair p128
  4. 1947 British Industries Fair p204
  5. [3] vads: Design Council Slide Collection
  6. [4] vads: Design Council Slide Collection
  7. The Times May 29, 1971