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Ira Stephens

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of Whitelands Tannery, Ashton-under-Lyne.

1912 Ira Talmage Stephens founded the business

1934 Gear Wheel Cutters, of Whitelands Works, Ashton under Lyne[1]

1957 "Miraclo" Nylon Belts; Rawhide Hammers, Mallets; Gearing (Rawhide). Condenser Tube Brushes and Tube-cleaning Bullets, Hydraulic Leather and Packing, Belting (Round), Pinion Blanks.

Eventually it became the parent of a group including:

1967 Resolved that the company be wound up. W. R. Stephens, Chairman.[2]

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