Sub-fonds MS 100/12 - Chaspec Packaging Ltd, Don & Low Ltd, and Don & Low Packaging Ltd

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MS 100/12


Chaspec Packaging Ltd, Don & Low Ltd, and Don & Low Packaging Ltd


  • 1965-1985 (Creation)

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0.21 linear metres

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Chaspec Packaging Ltd was formed as a joint venture between Don Bros, Buist & Co and the Chaspec Manufacturing Co of Greenwich, Connecticut in 1964 and was based at the Abbey Works in Arbroath. The firm manufactured a variety of packaging including boxes for the U.S. whisky industry. In 1966 Dons bought Chaspec out and renamed the firm Don & Low Ltd (which was, confusingly, later the name of the parent company). The company eventually annexed T Gaunt Rainwear, another business owned by the parent company. In 1983 the company was incorporated as Don & Low Packaging Ltd. However, lack of financial success meant that in 1985 the Don and Low group opted to sell it to Low and Bonar Ltd. It was dissolved in 1997.

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Accounts, 1965-1973; miscellaneous legal and business records, 1964-1985


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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 100/12

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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