EPW026037 ENGLAND (1929). The Brysilka Factory and Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Apperley Bridge, 1929

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Title [EPW026037] The Brysilka Factory and Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Apperley Bridge, 1929
Reference EPW026037
Date April-1929
Easting / Northing 419434, 437628
Longitude / Latitude -1.7046643248673, 53.834334574487
National Grid Reference SE194376


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Does anyone know if it was acetate or viscose fibre produced?

Wednesday 12th of February 2014 11:45:55 AM
This was an ill-fated artificial silk mill. I stumbled on the image and was interested in the name. A couple of Google searches later I had found some of its history which I have attached to the image.

Wednesday 19th of December 2012 09:17:12 PM
2 years later the company had gone bust ...

From the London Gazette 2nd June 1931

The Companies Act, 1929.


At an Extraordinary General Meeting of the

Members of the above named Company, duly

convened, and held at The Law Institute, Albion-

place, Leeds, in the county of York, on the 28th

day of May, 1931, the following Extraordinary

Resolutions were duly passed: —

. 1. " That it has been proved to the satisfaction

of this Meeting that the Company cannot, by

reason of its liabilities, continue its business, and

that it is advisable to wind up_ the same, and

accordingly that the Company be wound up


2. " That James Alexander Couper, of Martin &

Bank Chambers, Park-row, Leeds, be and he is

hereby appointed Liquidator for the purposes of

such winding-up."

At the Statutory Meeting of creditors of the

said Company, duly convened, and held at the

same place on the same day the appointment of

the said James Alexander Couper as Liquidator

was confirmed.


H. JENNINGS, Chairman.

Wednesday 19th of December 2012 09:06:50 PM
From the Courier-Mail Brisbane Australia - 05-Dec-1934


Big Consumption of MerinosFix this text


BRADFORD, November 1.

The premises and machinery belong ing to Brysilka, Ltd., a private company floated at the height of the post war boom at a cost of about £750,000, for tne manufacture of artificial silk yarn, have been offered by public auction.

At the time of flotation no expense was spared in making the concern

efficient and up to date. Many modern appliances and office fitments

were installed. Lavish provision was made for the staff and workpeople.

The whole concern seemed to be the last word in textile entei-Drise, but it was unable to compete with others, for the artificial silk turned out did not satisfy users' requirements, and eventually the whole place was closed down, having remained so until the dispersement sale in which everything was sold at 'giving away' prices. The machinery was only scrap, as it could not be adapted for any other purpose.

The building is ideally situated, being only about six miles from Bradford, quite near to the Midland and Scottish Railway, and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. It could be adapted for a combing mill, for the effluent could be easily disposed of. If growers could examine the raw material used in this mill for the manufacture

of artificial silk yarn they would probably be astonished. It is. of course, well known that artificial silk is made from wood pulp, and in the dry state this 'raw material' looks very much like cotton, but handles very woody, and, has no long, fibre in it. One wonders how it can be made to spin at all. - ?

Wednesday 19th of December 2012 09:06:50 PM