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Barry, Ostlere and Shepherd

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August 1930. Ruboleum.
July 1959.

of Forth Works, Kirkcaldy.

1899 The company was registered on 29 September, to take over the businesses of floorcloth and linoleum manufacturers of John Barry, Ostlere and Co, the Kirkcaldy Linoleum Co and Messrs. Shepherd and Beveridge. [1]

1914 Manufacturers of floorcloth and linoleum. Specialities: inlaid linoleum by Walton's patents, plain and printed linoleums, cork carpets, granite, plank and jaspe linoleums. [2]

1930 Merged with the Linoleum Manufacturing Co to form Barry and Staines Linoleum.[3]

1959 Also in the THELMA group were (see advert):

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. The Times, June 25, 1930