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Camperdown Pressing Coy. - Calcutta 355166

Camperdown Pressing Coy. - Calcutta 355166

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 355/1(66)

Item number: 355166

Length: 16.1

Width: 20.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph by an unknown photographer taken in the 1870s, part of the Dunlop Smith Collection: Sir Charles Aitchison Album of Views in India and Burma. It shows Indian labourers carrying bales of jute into the pressing works of the Camperdown Pressing Company. The company acted as managing agents, in Calcutta, for Cox Brothers, jute and hemp spinners and manufacturers of Dundee, who produced yarn, ropes, twine, bags, sacks, hessian and tarpaulin. The business was active as a jute-pressing concern in Cossipore from the early 1870s.

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