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Thomas Owen and Co

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of Ely Paper Works, Cardiff

1865 The Ely Paper works were established to make "Esparto half stuff", which was supplied to other paper mills.

1867 the first paper-making machine was installed

1869 the second machine

1874 the third machine installed.

1877 the works were acquired by Messrs. Evans and Owen of Bath

1885 the fourth machine was installed

On the death of Mr. Evans in 1885, the works were formed into a limited company by Mr. Thomas Owen, M.P.

1889 the fifth machine was installed

1892 Thomas Owen and Company was registered on 2 March, to acquire the paper manufacturing business of Evans and Owen. [1]

1893 the sixth and seventh machines were installed

1897 The eight machine was installed, a large American machine.

1898 Death of Thomas Owen

1914 Paper and pulp manufacturers. Specialities: newspaper, printings, envelope papers, notepaper, casings, sealings, banks, blottings, supercalendered papers. Employees 500. [2]

Also owned New Bury Mills

Post-WWII: Became part of Wiggins, Teape and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book