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Manufacturer of foundation garments, of Letchworth
1909 The business was started in Britain by William Kincaid, an American; his partner, Marcus Beeman, had invented a corset which used the novel Spirella flexible twisted wire stay Incorporated as public company
WWII Turned over almost entirely to parachute manufacture
1959 Offer of shares on the London market
By 1975 the company was making a range of goods including household textiles, towels, fashion fabrics, as well as foundation garments
1989 Closure of factory at Letchworth because of fall in demand for corsets