Records of United Thread Mills Ltd, thread manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minute books 1908-1962;
  • Minutes of technical section meetings 1930-1944;
  • Registers of members and directors 1931-1961;
  • Ledgers, 1932-1935;
  • Journals, 1948-1962;
  • Cash books, 1931-1954;
  • Salary books, 1912-1942;
  • Annual returns, 1930-1948;
  • Disposition by the Nethercraigs Laundry Co in favour of United Thread Mills, 1939;
  • Memorandum and articles of association, 1931-1966.

Administrative / Biographical History

United Thread Mills Ltd, thread manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland, was incorporated in March  1931  with a capital of £10,000 as a subsidiary of  J & P Coats Ltd, thread manufacturers, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, with limited liability. Almost immediately agreements were entered into with J & P Coats Ltd, Clark & Co Ltd, thread manufacturers, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland,  Jonas Brook & Bros, thread manufacturers, Meltham Mills, Huddersfield, Kirklees, England and  James Chadwick & Bros Ltd, cotton manufacturers, Bolton, England, for United Thread Mills Ltd to purchase properties from them. The companies continued to operate in their mills, but as a branch of United Thread Mills Ltd. United Thread Mills Ltd appear also to have owned property of I P Clarke & Co Ltd, thread manufacturers, Leicester, England. In 1936, J & P Coats Ltd transferred their shares in United Thread Mills Ltd to I & P Clarke & Co Ltd. Records indicate the company continued to trade after 1962.


This material is arranged into series, which consist of numbers of items related by format and/or function. Within series the items are generally arranged chronologically

Access Information


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

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)2576) and London (NRA20914)

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Appraisal Information

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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

GB 248 UGD 199/6 Records of Clark & Co Ltd

GB 248 UGD 199/18 Records of Jonas Brook & Bros Ltd

GB 248 UGD 199/26 Records of James Chadwick & Bros Ltd

GB 248 UGD 199/8 Records of I P Clark & Co Ltd

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