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 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 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.

O. and W. Ormerod

From Graces Guide
January 1880.
May 1904.
November 1904.
December 1904.

of Railway Leather Works, Rochdale.

Established 1798 by George Ormerod

1867 Advertising as makers of strapping (belting) and roller skins (covering for rollers in textile spinning machinery).

Watawata brand driving belts (Booth's patent).

1875 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, Oliver Ormerod and William Ormerod, as Curriers, Leather and Oil Merchants, and Strapping Manufacturers, carried on at Rochdale, in the county of Lancaster, under the style of O. and W. Ormerod...'[1]

1880 Partnership change. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, William Ormerod, William Edward Ormerod, and George James Booth, as Curriers, Leather and Oil Merchants, and Strapping Manufacturers, carried on at Rochdale, under the style of O. and W. Ormerod, was dissolved, on the 31st day of December last, so far as regards the said William Ormerod, who has retired therefrom...'[2]

1894 Partnership change. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, George James Booth and George Southcomb, carrying on business as Curriers, Leather Merchants, and Strapping Manufacturers, at the Railway Leather Works, Rochdale, in the county of Lancaster, under the style or firm of O. and W. Ormerod, has this day been dissolved by mutual consent. All moneys due to or from the firm will be received and paid by the said George James Booth, who will continue to carry on the business under the style of O. and W. Ormerod...'[3]


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