Notebook referring to the business activities of Oates Brothers (Halifax) Limited

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      GB 206 Business Archives MS Oates
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      1 vol. (346 pp.) with a few notes inserted Paginated throughout by the compiler. Written in black and red ink with some additional pencil notes. Pp.37-79, 100, 106-9, 125-39, 145, 148-9, 161-70, 173-90, 204-5, 207-9, 217, 229, 268-9, and 272-4 are blank. The folio containing pp.227-8 has been torn out

Scope and Content

Notebook of Arthur Donald Oates, Prospect House, Halifax, containing: (1) Technical notes on spinning, finishing, winding, reeling, warping, and drawing processes and the machinery involved; (2) Details of experimental lots of yarn processed; (3) Specifications for machinery orders; (4) Detailed breakdown of cost of mill, warehouses, and shed, with loose note on depreciation; (5) Notes on patents and ideas for patents. The flyleaf contains a brief index to subjects covered in the notebook indicating the page numbers where they are to be found

Administrative / Biographical History

Oates Brothers (Halifax) Limited, of Ryburne Mills, Halifax, were worsted spinners, established in the late 1880s

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In English

Other Finding Aids

Described in Patricia Hudson, The West Riding wool textile industry: a catalogue of business records from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, 1975

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