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Kohinoor Mills In Bombay – Old Photo 1918

Old 1918 photograph of the once iconic Kohinoor Mills of Bombay, now Mumbai. Shows company officials and guests on the dais with a crowd of workers looking on. Interestingly the British Flag is visible in the background of the dais. This could be most likely the inauguration day. The company was located at Dadar, Mumbai.

Read about Kohinoor Mills Company Limited.

The cotton trade was one of the catalysts that made the city the financial hub of India. England was the biggest buyer of American cotton in the 19th century, because of the American civil war and for crop failure exports to the country slumped. Creating panic among the textile traders and manufacturers in the UK.

Looking around desperately the British settled on Indian farmers. Vast agricultural fields in the deep interiors were used for the cultivation of cotton crops. Which proved a success, prompting many merchants in Mumbai to jump in for exporting cotton, textile, including yarn. Mills sprung up in Bombay year after year from the middle of the 19th century one of them was this Kohinoor Mills. Many of them have now shut down because of problems running it.

See also my post- Central Province Railway or Shakuntala Railway – Old Photo

Did you know- Cowasji Nanabhai Davar set up the first mill in 1854, named the Bombay Spinning Mill.

From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma Commemorative Stamp Folder.,  The Madras Iron Pier – Old Print 1863.,  Map Of Travancore Backwaters & Coast c1866., Standard “S” Vintage Car In Madras – Old Print 1914

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.

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6x4 inch

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Kohinoor mills