Sub-fonds MS 100/9 - Daniel Buchanan & Sons Ltd, including T. Gaunt [Rainwear] Ltd and Don Coatings (Scotland) Ltd

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MS 100/9


Daniel Buchanan & Sons Ltd, including T. Gaunt [Rainwear] Ltd and Don Coatings (Scotland) Ltd


  • 1957-1984 (Creation)

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0.32 linear meters

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Daniel Buchanan & Sons Ltd were manufacturers of leathercloth and PVC coated paper based in Prestonpans. By 1965 the company was insolvent. As the firm was a major supplier to Low Brothers, the Don and Low group were reluctant to allow it to go bankrupt and so took over its running. In about 1967 Buchanan & Sons was linked, for administrative purposes, with another Don company, T. Gaunt (Rainwear) Ltd which specialised in the making of PVC garments. The Buchanan name seems to have ceased to be used around 1984, a period when Don and Low underwent internal restructuring. T. Gaunt seems to have been subsumed by Don and Low (Packaging) Ltd at by this same time.

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Company records, 1961-1967; .accounts, 1967-1972; private ledgers. 1965-1984, miscellaneous financial records,1961-1977; miscellaneous legal and business records, 1957-1984


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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 100/9

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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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