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of Leadenhall Street, London, E.C. Preserved Provision Manufacturers.
Factories: Dockside Fruit Preserving Factory, Millwall; Morton's Bonded Wharf, Millwall; Morton's Sufferance Wharf, Millwall; Candied Peel Factory, Cubitt Town; Rosemount Fish and Meat Preserving Factory, Aberdeen; Fish Curing Yard, Albert Quay, Aberdeen; Fish Preserving Factory, South Wharf, Lowestoft; Morton's South Wharf, Lowestoft.
1850 Established by John Thomas Morton
1882 Acquired the site of the Canal Iron Works, for redevelopment as part of his Sufferance Wharf.
1898 The founder's sons, Charles Douglas Morton and Edward Donald Morton, took over the management of the business.
1912 Incorporated as a Limited Company
1914 Specialities: Herrings and other Fish preserved in tins, Preserved Meats, Soups, and Fruits, Jams, Pickles, Oils, Confectionery, and Groceries.
1936 Acquired R. S. Morton and Co, confectionary manufacturers
1939 There were 3 large factories - Millwall, Cubitt Town and Lowestoft; Lowestoft was the largest herring cannery in the country
1940s Acquired by Beechams Pills