Papers of the Cuckson family, circa 1947-2008

Cuckson family


0.9 m. (3 boxes) +.
Comprises the collections previously catalogued as Australian Historic Records Register entries 1955 and 2251, as well as additional papers added by Cuckson family members and former employees of W.E. Cuckson & Sons Pty Ltd. Includes early notes about the factory; photographs of the Cuckson factory and social activities and amenities; some company records including minutes of meetings; a selection of tapes and zippers; some ballet school records; newspaper cuttings, ephemera and magazines relating to the factory; writings by Erich Engel Cuckson, including material about his philosophy; and a diary of Marie Cuckson. Also includes more recent papers such as biographical writings, including recollections by Hans Lewis, a diary of Bill Davey, writings about Eric Engel Cuckson by various people, and photographs. Catalogue by Barbara Cuckson is located in Box 1.
Erich Engel Cluckson (1907-1981), Austrian-born, emigrated to Australia from Wales in 1949. He established the manufacturing firm W.E. Cuckson & Sons Pty Ltd. at St Marys, N.S.W., to produce zippers for the clothing industry. Cuckson Textiles Pty Ltd. was subsequently formed. In 1973-1975 the business was sold to Scovill, a company that manufactured fasteners for textiles.
Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc08/75.
Available for research. Not for loan.
Copying of Cluckson family's copyright material permitted for research purposes.
Descriptive list available (draft).

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