Records of Coats Germany, thread manufacturers, Freiburg, Germany

Scope and Content

  • Publications, 1935-1951.

Administrative / Biographical History

Coats Germany began in 1768, when Carl Christian Mez was established as a silk ribbon weaver in Kandern. His sons joined the business in 1785, creating the company Carl Mez & Sons. In the 1930s, J & P Coats Ltd took over the business, re-branding it Mez Ag. The company's operations were disrupted by both World Wars. The company now operates under the name Coats Germany. The company merged with Opti, Reissverschlüsse in 1989 before becoming Coats GmbH in 1997, and Coats Germany in 1998.


Chronological within record series.

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Acquisition Information

Indefinite loan : 2000 : ACCN 1887

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Alternative Form Available

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

Previously in the custody of creators.


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Related Material

See GB 0248 UGD199/1

Location of Originals

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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Collection catalogued by Emma Anthony, Business Archives Cataloguer, 03 September 2012. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Emma Anthony, Business Archives Cataloguer, 03 September 2012..