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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1890
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1863-1949
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.57 linear metres
Name of creator(s): The Linoleum Manufacturing Company x Barry and Staines Linoleum Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Linoleum Manufacturing Company was established in 1864. The basic principle behind the manufacturing process was discovered by Frederick Walton at Staines where the company had premises. In 1929 the company merged with the firm Barry Ostlero and Shepherd Limited and continued trading under the name of Barry and Staines Linoleum Limited.

Linoleum stopped being made in Staines in 1969. The plant was transferred to Newborough -Tyneside floor coverings.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Linoleum Manufacturing Company, 1863-1949, including eight general meeting minute books (also containing balance sheets and trading accounts (profit and loss accounts from 1895), lists of shareholders and stockholders, creditors and debtors, investments and bills receivable); office papers; cards giving linoleum gauges and weights, rubber cloths gauges and weights and linoleum mean figures; and photographs of the offices, a French linoleum factory, a linoleum design and Frederick Walton seated at a desk.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

In sections: minute books; papers; photographs.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Unfortunately a substantial quantity of records for this Company were destroyed following the closure of the business and the refurbishment of the original premises for use as officer and warehouses.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1983

Allied Materials

Related material:

Other material relating to the Company can be found at Spelthorne Museum, Market Square, Staines.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July to October 2009

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