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Edmund Potter and Co

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1953. Cepea fabrics.

of Dinting Vale, Glossop. (1891)

of 89 Oxford Street, Manchester, 1. Telephone: Manchester Central 0018 and 4444. Cables: "Potterfab". (1947)

Edmund Potter and Co of Dinting Vale, Glossop, near Manchester, were one of the largest calico printers in Europe.

1891 Directory (Glossop): Listed as calico printer. More details.

1899 Company merged into the Calico Printers Association.[1]

Edmund Potter was the grandfather of the children's author Beatrix Potter. His fabrics were often used as binding. Special “de-luxe” copies were bound in lovely calico featuring pansies in shades of periwinkle and purple with yellow and green accents. [2]

1947 British Industries Fair Advert as Manufacturers of Printed and Dyed Rayon and Cotton Dress goods, Lingerie, Overalls and Shirtings including "Potter's " Anti-Shrink range. Also Specialists in cloths for Children's wear. (Textiles Section - Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 156) [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, December 14, 1899
  2. [1] Bauman Rare Books
  3. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 164; and p222