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of Continental Works, Great Eastern Street, Nottingham
1908 Mentioned as Messrs. W. Hooton and Co., Great Eastern-street, Nottingham.
1914 Lace machine builder. Specialities: lace machines and every accessory required for a lace manufacturer's plant. Employees 400. 
1914 'Lace Machine Builder, Continental Works, Great Eastern Street, Nottingham. Established in 1870 by William Hooton (d. 1899). Present Principal: William Arthur Hooton (son). Staff: 400 (men). Specialities: Lace Machines, and every accessory required for a lace manufacturer's plant'