Records of Joseph Warner & Sons Ltd, thread manufacturers, Redditch, Worcestershire, England

Scope and Content

  • Minute books 1909-1963;
  • Registers of directors and members c1936-1959.

Administrative / Biographical History

Joseph Warner & Sons Ltd , thread manufacturers, Redditch, Worcestershire. England, was incorporated in 1909  , with registered offices at Hewell Works, Redditch, Worcestershire. J & P Coats Ltd , thread manufacturers, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, was the major shareholder. In 1914, the company was the proprietor of The CLAM Manufacturing Company and in the same year the business of the company and also that of the CLAM Manufacturing Company was incorporated with that of William Bartlett and Sons Ltd for the purposes of finance and accounts. The company continued to trade until at least 1963.


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Acquisition Information

Indefinite loan : J & P Coats : Glasgow : c1984

Indefinite loan : Coats Viyella plc : London: 1991 : ACCN 0146 (Additional Deposit)

Indefinite loan : via Business Archives Council in Scotland : 1993 : ACCN 0198 (Additional Deposit)

Indefinite loan : 1995 : ACCN 0240 (Additional Deposit)

Indefinite loan : 1996 : ACCN 0255 (Additional Deposit)

Indefinite loan : Coats Viyella plc : Swinton, Manchester: 2000 : ACCNs 1887, 1925, 1926, 1996

Indefinite loan : ACCN 0054

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Digital file level list available in searchroom

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Custodial History

Held by J & P Coats Ltd


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Related Material

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

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