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Gorbals cap-making factory

The Collins cap-making factory in Oxford Street c 1910.

Solomon Collins was a Jewish immigrant who had previously worked in the cap-making industry in London. When he moved to Glasgow he established a cap-making workshop in the Gorbals. With a strong demand for his product (in the days when no working class man was properly dressed without his "bunnet") Collins was able to expand his business and move to a larger factory in Barrhead.

Reference: PHO.G.0002

Reproduced with the permission of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

Keywords:
bunnets, cap-making factories, caps, emigrants, hat manufacturers, hat suppliers, immigrants, Jews, women



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