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Balm, Hill and Sons

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of 63, Mansfield Road, Nottingham.

Cotton and Silk Lace, and Shetland Shawl Manufacturers

Established about 1830 by Joseph Balm and Thos. Hill; joined by Henry Hill, Frederick Hill, and Edgar Hill (sons of Thos. Hill), trading as Balm, Hill & Sons.

Incorporated as a Limited Company in 1907.

1914 Managing Directors: Henry Hill (Chairman), Frederick Hill, Edgar Herbert Hill. Probably the earliest surviving firm of Warp Lace Manufacturers. Claim to be the Inventors, Patentees, and Originators of the Machine-made Shetland Shawl Trade (1862). Premises: Extensive building conveniently situated near the Great Central and Great Northern Railways.

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