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W. J. Harris

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of 111/112 Whitmore Street, Birmingham

1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturer of Drawing Instruments of Schools, including Tin and other Pocket Cases, Compasses, Drawing Pins, Set Squares, Protractors, etc. Metal Fittings for Paper Files. Small Metal Articles of all kinds. (Stand Nos. R.3 and R.155) [1]

1959 Knitmaster Holdings acquired W. J. Harris and Co; the name of Knitmaster Holdings was changed to Amalgamated Industrials Ltd.[2]

1961 Amalgamated Industrials sold its holding of the whole of the ordinary capital of W. J. Harris and Co.[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1929 British Industries Fair Page 76
  2. The Times, 17 December 1959
  3. The Times, Dec 14, 1961