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of Ely Paper Works, Cardiff
1865 The Ely Paper works were established to make "Esparto half stuff", which was supplied to other paper mills.
1867 the first paper-making machine was installed
1869 the second machine
1874 the third machine installed.
1877 the works were acquired by Messrs. Evans and Owen of Bath
1885 the fourth machine was installed
On the death of Mr. Evans in 1885, the works were formed into a limited company by Mr. Thomas Owen, M.P.
1889 the fifth machine was installed
1893 the sixth and seventh machines were installed
1897 The eight machine was installed, a large American machine.
1898 Death of Thomas Owen
1914 Paper and pulp manufacturers. Specialities: newspaper, printings, envelope papers, notepaper, casings, sealings, banks, blottings, supercalendered papers. Employees 500. 
Also owned New Bury Mills
Post-WWII: Became part of Wiggins, Teape and Co