Fondo YMOU - Yorkshire Moulds Ltd Archive

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Yorkshire Moulds Ltd Archive


  • January 1972 - December 1983 (Creación)

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0.02 cubic metres

1 box

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Nombre del productor

(25 June 1947 - 15 December 2015)

Historia administrativa

Following shortages of chocolate moulds in the Second World War, John Mackintosh and Sons encouraged the Directors of Frank Ford and Sons, a Halifax-based engineering concern, to set up facilities for the manufacture of moulding equipment to be used in production by Mackintosh. The resultant company - Yorkshire Moulds Limited - was incorporated on the 25 June 1947, with Mackintosh contributing 1/3 of the original equity. Yorkshire Moulds provide equipment for Mackintosh and other manufacturers, notably Cadburys. By the mid 1970s, Yorkshire Moulds was the sole manufacturer of chocolate moulds in the UK.

Yorkshire Moulds initially made moulds from metal, but moved to plastic injection moulding in 1965. Following financial difficulties in the Frank Ford engineering company brought about by the collapse of Rolls Royce Limited in 1971, Yorkshire Moulds became a wholly-owned subsidiary of John Mackintosh and Sons on the 2nd January 1972.

Yorkshire Moulds became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Concentric Group of companies in 1995, and diversified into more general thermoplastic applications. The company was acquired via a management buy-out in 2002, and dissolved in 2007.

Historia archivística

Held by depositor until transfer

Origen del ingreso o transferencia

The archive was gifted to the Borthwick Institute in 2017 by the depositor

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Alcance y contenido

Reports to Board, July 1972-December 1973. Files include monthly reports, comprising headline records of work undertaken and production on a monthly basis; reports of external visits to comparator companies in Europe and the USA by Yorkshire Moulds staff; reports of visits to Yorkshire Moulds by representatives of other companies; budget monitoring reports; summaries of departmental production; reports on new machinery.

Includes programme for 25 year service dinner for Yorkshire Moulds staff, 1977; and Order of Service for Thanksgiving Service for the life of Ian Mackintosh, 1983.


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Condiciones de acceso

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.


A reprographics service is available to researchers. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

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  • inglés

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Good condition, steel fastenings removed

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The archive has not yet been catalogued. Please contact the Borthwick Institute for further information.

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Reglas y/o convenciones usadas

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Created by Gary Brannan, 11.12.17


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