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TitleRecords of Manlove Alliott and Company Limited, Engineers, Nottingham, 1860-1957
Extent13 boxes
AbstractPrincipal documents types include; accounts, correspondence, letters patent, share certification.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryManlove Alliott and Company was founded in 1837 as a firm of general engineers, by two Nottingham businessmen, Edward Manlove and Alexander Alliott.

The factory was set up in Lenton, Nottingham, but later moved to what was then a relatively rural site at the Bloomsgrove Works, Radford. At this time its main product was a centrifugal hydro-extractor, used in the laundry, bleaching and dyeing industries, particularly in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The machinery was successfully adapted for sugar refining, with the result that most of the firm's early exports went to sugar planters in the West Indies.

By 1900, the firm was producing laundry machinery, hospital equipment and chemical apparatus. Its interests subsequently became more diverse, including disinfector machinery for hospitals.

The company continued to be successful after the second world war. In 1959 it was taken over by the Melbray group, and in 1969 manufacturing was transferred to Scotland, and the Ilkeston Road plant was closed. It is now the site of a small industrial estate.
Custodial HistoryThe records were given to the University Library in 1960, following the company's takeover.
DescriptionThe collection consists of seven series of records. The firm's accounts 1890-1952 are present. There is a run of correspondence, 1909-1942, chiefly to do with patenting, agreements and licensing. Drawing Office records include catalogues and product illustrations. There is a Register of Members 1896-1940, and two letters patent from 1874 and 1932. Records relating to the issue of shares, including share certificates, run from 1896 to 1951. The final, miscellaneous, section is comprised of printed company notices, 1860-1957.

There are accruals including an account book for 1952-58 and additional papers.
MgtGroupBusiness records
ArrangementMaterial is arranged chronologically within form series (accounts, correspondence etc.).
TermEngineering firms - England - Nottingham - 19th century
Engineering firms - England - Nottingham - 20th century
Industries - England - Nottingham
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue to item level, 11 pp At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew: Typescript Catalogue to item level, 11 pp Online: Catalogue available from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.
ReprodnNotePhotocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialManlove Alliott machinery and records at Nottingham Industrial Museum, Wollaton Hall, Nottingham City Museums and Art Galleries.

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