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October 3, 2014
by the gentle author

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  1. Dennis l Ingram permalink
    December 5, 2014

    Interested in family history.This factory was set up by James George Ingram who was my G G Grandfather, born in 1817 in Rottingdean. Any other information very welcome.

  2. Derek ingram permalink
    April 19, 2015

    James George is also my GG grandfather

  3. Dianne Anderson permalink
    May 6, 2016

    This is my great great grandfather also. His daughter is my great grandmother.
    I would lime to make contact re the family history.

  4. Tina Bollinger permalink
    June 16, 2016

    We are opening a bar cafe on the site of the London India rubber works in Hackney Wick and would love any information about J.G. Ingram and sons and the exact location.

  5. Brynley permalink
    October 6, 2019

    Tina Bollinger

    page 108 of “The People” by Selina Todd is colourful on this site; you will also have seen the helpful entry in Grace’s Guide online

  6. Yvonne Creasy permalink
    May 11, 2020

    The Ingrams are my relatives through Edward Burgess, their Factory Manager and son-in-law. Several of the Burgess, Livermore and Kirkpatrick families worked for the company over the years. Particularly interested in any family wedding photos showing Edward with his wife (Annie Elizabeth) as the one we have has them on a fold and the faces have rubbed away. Interested to know about their horse-racing connections as our families were heavily into betting on these!

  7. Tom Learmouth permalink
    April 23, 2024

    Hi there,

    I’m researching the history of the Japanese rubber industry for a monograph in economic history. J. G. Ingram & Son are a a crucial but largely ignored part of this story. Through the trading company H. & W. Greer, Ingram established a factory in Kobe in 1908, a year before Greer established a Dunlop factory in Kobe in 1909. Federick Ingram’s son Arthur Dennis Ingram (grandson of J. G. Ingram) was sent off to Kobe as the factory manager. Dennis and Derek, Arthur isn’t your grandad by any chance is he?
    Ingram Japan was in Hayashida Ward in Kobe before being moved and merged into Dunlop Far East by Greer in 1913. Crucially, Ingram Japan’s British engineers, such as the Coste brothers, decided to stay in Hayashida and helped set up spin-off Japanese rubber factories Hanshin Rubber and Naigai Rubber which then became the basis of the Kobe rubber industry, without which Asics and Nike would not exist! Naigai is still around today and I’ve met the current president.

    Any additional sources on Ingram would be greatly appreciated, especially on the Japan venture (there is almost nothing on this in English I have found, there is a bit in Japanese).


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