Platt Brothers and Company Limited 1821 - 1982

Oldham borough, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Platt Brothers and Company Limited was the successor limited liability company to Platt Brothers and Company, and operated from1868-1982. Company founder Henry Platt had established his first company in 1821. He entered into partnership with Elijah Hibbert in 1822, with the company name of Hibbert and Platt. Henry Platt's sons Joseph and John Platt joined the company and the name changed to Hibbert, Platt and Sons. In 1846, John Platt became the senior partner, following the deaths of his father and elder brother. In 1854, the Platt family bought out the Hibbert family interest in the company and formed Platt Brothers and Company. This company became a limited liability company in 1868, trading until 1982 as Platt Brothers and Company Limited.