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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/112-166
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1930-1980
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 24 production units comprising 1 binder and 23 envelopes.
Name of creator(s): Wilkinson Rubber Linatex Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

This company was registered in 1930 as a private limited company and wholly owned subsidiary of Harrisons and Crosfield Limited (CLC/B/112/001-016). It took over an agreement between Wilkinson Process Rubber Company (CLC/B/112-165) and Harrisons and Crosfield Limited, where Harrisons and Crosfield Limited acted as sole concessionaires in Europe of Wilkinson Process Rubber Company's products. The company had a small factory at Camberley, Surrey.

Wilkinson Rubber Linatex Limited bought Midland Aggregates Limited (CLC/B/112-117), which owned sand and gravel deposits, in 1961. In 1968 it acquired half the equity of Crawford, Hansford and Kimber Limited, which made electronic equipment and which had a factory at Aldershot. In 1970 it purchased 20,000 shares in Lymington Machine Works Limited (of Lymington, Hampshire), which made injection moulding machines; it sold the company in 1975. From around 1989 Wilkinson Rubber Linatex Limited was known as Linatex Limited.

For historical notes see CLC/B/112/MS37392.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Wilkinson Rubber Linatex Limited, including articles of association; minutes; annual reports; correspondence and cables; financial accounts; analysis of sales; and promotional pamphlet.

Access to records less than 30 years old (and to records less than 70 years old which relate to staff) should be sought from Elementis plc (contact details may be obtained from a member of staff).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access: please see staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records of Harrisons and Crosfield and its subsidiary and secretarial companies were transferred to Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section between 1990 and 1998. The records were presented as a gift to the Library, except the minute books of some subsidiary companies which are held as a deposit. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd collection has been divided into 167 sub-fonds; CLC/B/112-001 to CLC/B/112-167. 001 to 016 are records relating to Harrisons and Crosfield (such as operational records, staff records, property records and so on), and 017 to 167 are the records of subsidiaries, plantations and associated organisations.

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:
November 2010 to January 2011.

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