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British Industrial History

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R. and W. Watson

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of Linwood, Scotland

1873 Company founded.

1925 Private company.

1961 Manufacturers of power and telephone cable insulating papers, pressphans and other electrical specialities, base papers for abrasive, plastic base and other saturating papers, creped speciality papers for electrical insulation, impregnantion coating and packaging, template board, jacquard card material, Atlas label and envelope manillas, Husky white and tinted manillas, Standard buff manilla, airmail envelope papers, oiled and plain tympans, multiply papers made from extra strong fibres. 500 employees. [1]

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