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John Jardine

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January 1888.
Nov 1919.
Dec 1921.
August 1923

of Deering Street, Nottingham.

1850 Company established.

1914 Lace machine builder. Specialities: every kind of machinery connected with the manufacture of lace; printing machines; shafting pulleys. Employees 2,500. [1]

1918 Public company, lace machine builders.

1924 Started to operate a separate department, Bar-Lock Typewriter Co, for the manufacture of typewriters[2]

1925 Purchased the factory and plant of the Bar-Lock typewriter at Basford, Nottingham, and continued the manufacture of the Bar-Lock Typewriter under the title of the Bar-Lock (1925) Co.[3]

1929 Advert for the 'Jardine' Platen Printing Machines - Models 7, 12 and 14; Cutters, Proof Presses, Guillotines, etc., and Printing Machine Accessories. "Demonstrations Daily". (Stationery Section - Stand No R.149) [4] Shared the advert and Stand No. R149 with Bar-Lock (1925) Co.

1961 Manufacturers of textile machinery specialising in lace making machinery, also manufacture ready mixed concrete machinery. 600 employees. [5].

1961 Made machinery for making carboard boxes, through subsidiary Caledex Machine Co Ltd[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. The Times, Nov 20, 1961
  3. The Engineer 1925/10/23
  4. 1929 British Industries Fair Advert 152 and p90
  5. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  6. The Times, Nov 20, 1961