Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,524 pages of information and 235,436 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

J. and P. Coats

From Graces Guide
1897. Carding room.
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of Ferguslie Thread Works, Paisley


1826 James Coats opened a cotton mill and his sons, James and Peter, took up the business under the name of J. and P. Coats.

1890 Coats listed on the London Stock Exchange. The company was registered on 6 August, to take over the business of the firm of the same name.

1896 J. and P. Coats acquired control of the businesses of Clark and Co (of Paisley), Jonas Brook and Brothers and James Chadwick and Brother [1]

1897 Site is 50-60 acres and they employ 5,000 persons

1952 J. and P. Coats and the Clark Thread Co merged to become Coats & Clark Inc. in the United States.

1960 Merged with Patons and Baldwins to create J. and P. Coats, Patons and Baldwins.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908