Records of the English Sewing Co, thread manufacturers, Manchester and Lancashire, England

Scope and Content

  • Employee handbooks, 1957-c1970s;
  • Certificate of incorporation, 1941;
  • Publication, 1969.

Administrative / Biographical History

The English Sewing Cotton Co Ltd was formed in 1897 following the amalgamation of 14 thread manufacturers, with the name eventually changed to the English Sewing Company. The company operated around the United Kingdom, with branches in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

The company was taken over by the holding company Tootal Ltd in 1963, which was in turn taken over by Coats Viyella in the 1990s. The closure of the Newton Mearns factory followed.

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Acquisition Information

Indefinate loan : Coats PLC : March 2011 : ACCN 3555

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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Appraisal Information

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


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Related Material

GB 248 UGD 199/1 Records of J & P Coats Ltd and Coats Patons Ltd.

UGD 199/1/35 contains all surviving photographs for Coats companies.

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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.

Fonds level description compiled by Emma Anthony, Business Archives Cataloguer, 19 June 2012.

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