Knowles' company in Malaunay

Historical Background
Malaunay, exit of workers in the establishment Knowles & Co., 20th century (B&W Photography)

Knowles et Cie company was created  in 1908 at Malaunay. The weaving workshops were built in 1909 by Auguste Cartier. William Knowles was an English industrialist, born in Ashton in 1854. The created company is a French limited partnership by shares. Indeed, among the various subscribers include both English as Mr. Mills but also local industrialists from Rouen as Mr. Badin. In 1914, there were 744 power looms and, in 1931, weaving employed 225 people. The company closed its doors in 1932.

  • Origin

Iconographic Fund

  • Date details


  • Size

18 x 12.5

  • Institution

Archives départementales de Seine – Maritime

  • Original reference

2 Fi Malaunay 

  • Per

Early modern Period

  • Thematic

Industries & Railways


Rouen – Archives Départementales

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