Product images of House flag, Manchester Liners Ltd
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House flag, Manchester Liners Ltd
The house flag of Manchester Liners Ltd, Manchester. A white flag with a red oval disc in the centre bearing the white letters 'M L'. The flag is made of a wool and synthetic fibre bunting. It has a cotton hoist and is machine sewn. A rope and toggle is attached.
Manchester Liners started running passenger and freight services between Manchester and Canada in 1898 following the opening of the Manchester Ship Canal in 1894. Furness Withy was the largest shareholder and the remaining capital was held by local interests. The company also ran services to other American destinations and started the first British service to the Canadian Great Lakes in 1952.
- Image reference: F2696
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Pope Collection. We regret that Museum enquiries have not been able to identify the owner of the flag's emblem and would welcome any information that would help us update our records.