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J. E. Baylis and Co

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2014. Part of factory before conversion to apartments.

of Pilton, Barnstaple

See Joseph Edwin Baylis


1866 Listed as 'Sanders and Bylis, tanners, glove and gaiter manufacturers. Shortly after this John Sanders left the company

1869 Samuel Sanders left the company and Baylis became the sole owner. Around this time be bought the machinery from the then closed business of Frederick Maunder

1890 Baylis died and Arthur John Reavell took over

1937 The Pilton glove factory was purchased by Dent, Allcroft and Co

1973 Glove making ceased

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