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 Lortex Corporation

 New York, N.Y.

 Business records, 1912-1929

 Size: 3.5 ft.

 Catalog number: MSS 6 sg 18B

 Processed by: Herold E. Kemble, Jr., September 1977

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            The Lortex Corporation was a converting company, probably organized by the Lorraine Manufacturing Company. "Converters of cotton and silk," Lortex bought fabrics from "grey" mills and had them finished, either speculatively or on specific order. James R. MacColl was the original co-owner, secretary and treasurer. The company was incorporated in New York State on 23 March 1912.


Rhode Island Historical Society. Manuscript Collections. Inventories of MSS 6, Sayles Finishing Plants, Sub-Group 18.

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Scope and content:

            The records of the Lortex Corporation are insufficient to offer by themselves a good picture of the operations of a converting company. Only the journals (1912-1929) are of any utility.

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Gift of Sayles Finishing Plants, December 25, 1971.

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Item 1.            Book A                                                           Apr 1912 - Aug 1920

Item 2.            Book B                                                           Sep 1920 - Dec 1925

Item 3.            Book A                                                           Dec 1925 - Dec 1929

Audit Report

Item 4.            For the year ending...                                      30 Mar 1918

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Business records - New York - New York.

Business records - Rhode Island - Pawtucket.

Cotton manufacture - Rhode Island - Pawtucket.

MacColl, James Robertson, 1856-1931.

Sayles Finishing Plants.

Silk industry - New York - New York.

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