Blenkhorn, Richardson & Co. Limited, Nominal Proof.
189_, Proof for 6 % Cumulative Preference Shares á £ 5, o. Nr., 23.5 x 34.7 cm, black, beige, printed on thick card, decorative, vignette of sheep at left.
The scottish company was a wollen and worsted cloth manufacturer. Eastfield Mills were built by Blenkhorn, Richardson and Co. in 1882. There the company produced tweeds. While it went out of business in the early 1970s, the building is still existing at Mansfield Rd in Hawick, Roxburghshire. Following the tradition it is now a production facility of Johnstons, a famous textile manufacturer since 1797.
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