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William Laycock and Sons

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William Laycock and Sons of 35 Low Street, Keighley

1847 Company established by William Laycock.

1875 His two sons joined the firm.

1891 Advert. Tanners and produced Main Driving Belts for the cotton industry. [1]

1895 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Tanners, curriers and manufacturers of all kinds of machinery leathers. Specialities: "Stainless" picking bands, unweighted leather belting and hydraulic leathers. Employees 60. [2]

1917 Advert for stainless picking bands and main driving belts. Tanners and curriers. [3]

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