Cox Brothers Ltd, Jute Spinners and Manufactures, Dundee

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Cox Brothers Ltd, Jute Spinners and Manufactures, Dundee

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The Cock family, later Cox, was in business from at least the 18th century. The firm of Cox Brothers was established by the four brothers James, William, Thomas and George in 1841 and became a limited company in 1893. In 1849 the original site at Foggyley became too small and the firm moved to Camperdown Works. Camperdown Works and Cox Brothers ultimately became one of the largest jute manufacturing companies in Europe. In a short time every operation connected with the manufacture of jute was performed within their premises. The company amalgamated with other jute firms in Dundee in 1920 to form Jute Industries Ltd, with James Ernest Cox becoming chairman of Jute Industries in that year. Products included jute and hemp yarns, ropes and twines, bags and sacks, hessians, striped beddings, tickings, horse clothing and tarpaulins. It went into voluntary liquidation in 1933.

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