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Arundel and Co

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1882. Moscrop recorder. Exhibit at Bolton Steam Museum.
1882. Moscrop recorder. Exhibit at Bolton Steam Museum.
1882. Moscrop recorder. Exhibit at Bolton Steam Museum.
1882. Moscrop recorder. Exhibit at Bolton Steam Museum.
March 1916.
1917.
January 1919.
January 1920.
Arundel doubling(?) machine at Masson Mills

Arundel and Co of Sovereign Works, Chestergate, Stockport.

1850 Company established as Suggitt and Court.

1877 Henry Birkby Arundel and John Oliver form the company Oliver and Arundel

c1881 The company became Arundel and Co when John Oliver died

c1905 Henry Arundel died age 58

1914 Textile machinists. Specialities: machinery for the doubling and gassing trades; ring and flyer doubling frames, winding and clearing frames, patent gassing frames, patent doubling winding frames, preparing machines, reels, circular warping machines, bundling presses, patent tapering motions, Moscrop recorders, patent yarn cleaners. Employees 350. [1]

1915 Introduced the "Autovac" petrol feed system, which maintains an equal and positive feed to the carburetter without the use of air under pressure[2].

1917 Advert for textile machinery. [3]

1919 March. Advert for petrol feed systems and claims to have fitted them to Tanks in the war. [4]

1965 The company was acquired by the American Roberts Co. and renamed Roberts Arundel.

1968 The company closed following a bitter and costly confrontation between Robert E. Pomeranz, the autocratic head of the Roberts Co. and the British engineering unions.

Moscrop engine speed recorder. Exhibit at Queen Street Mill Museum

Cotton spinning frame on display at Masson Mills

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Sources of Information

The Flywheel. Journal of the Northern Mill Society. October 2010.