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A. J. Flatley

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of Long Mill, Pickford Street, Ancoats, Manchester.

Also A. J. Flatley (Ireland) Ltd. Bantry, Co. Cork

Manufacturer of clothes dryer cabinets and other domestic appliances.

Founded by Andrew James Flatley.

1959 Premises extensively damaged by fire.[1] Following the fire, the company moved to Kearsley Mill, near Farnworth.[2]

1959 Company incorporated.[3]

1961 Production of clothes dryers starts in Cork. Production has been started by A. J. Flatley, the Manchester domestic appliance manufacturers, at a factory in Eire. So far about 70 workers have been engaged but hope to build to 500.[4]

1962 Company ceased trading. [5]

1968 'After two years of research and development A. J. Flatley have perfected a cooker hood that has been successfully tested against far more expensive models'[6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Liverpool Echo - Wednesday 11 February 1959
  3. Liverpool Echo - Wednesday 11 February 1959
  4. Belfast Telegraph - Wednesday 27 September 1961
  5. The Times, January 27, 1962
  6. Cheshire Observer - Friday 05 July 1968