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T. F. Firth and Sons

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October 1936. Velmoda.
September 1937. Velmoda.
October 1937. Velmoda.
October 1963. Courtaulds.

of 46-47 Newgate Street, London, EC1. Telephone: City 0464. Cables: "Firthroyd, Cent, London". (1929)

of Clifton Mills, Brighouse, and Heckmondwike.

1876 Dissolution of the Partnership between Thomas Freeman Firth and John Wrigley Willans, under the style or firm of Firth, Willans, and Co., in the business of Manufacturers of Brussels and Tapestry Carpets, at Clifton Mills, near Brighouse, in the county of York. The business was carried on by Thomas Freeman Firth alone, under the style or firm of T. F. Firth and Co.[1]

1889 The company was registered on 27 April, to take over the business of the firm of the same name, carpet and other textile fabric manufacturers at Heckmondwike and other places. [2]

1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of Carpets, Furnishing Materials, Pile Fabrics, Ladies' and Children's Coatings, etc. (Stand Nos. S.31 and S.33) [3]

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Carpeting and upholstery. [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 21 January 1876
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. 1929 British Industries Fair Page 61
  4. 1963 Motor Show