Records of Viscolax Ltd, yarn manufacturer, Padiham, Lancashire, England

Scope and Content

  • Minute books 1939-1963;
  • Registers of directors and members 1940-1960;
  • Cash books 1940-1958.

Administrative / Biographical History

Viscolax Ltd , yarn manufacturer, Padiham, Lancashire, England, was incorporated as a private limited company in January 1940  , to acquire the company of Viscolax, distributors and exploiting patents, acquired from Robert Pickles Ltd. The board was to consist of five members, three nominated by shareholder J & P Coats Ltd , thread manufacturers, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, one of whom was to be the chairman, and two nominated by shareholder Robert Pickles Ltd. The registered office was at Levant Mill, Padiham, Lancashire. Records show The Central Agency Ltd , selling agents, Glasgow, Scotland, was a selling agent for the company as was La Plata Reel Cotton Co Ltd , selling agents, Glasgow. In 1943, a report showed that production of Viscolax Ltd had ceased and existing staff arrangements were being considered. It appears that the company ceased trading c1943 and was dissolved in the mid 1960s  .


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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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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 199/10 Records of La Plata Reel Cotton Co Ltd

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