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British Northrop Loom Co

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1914. From Preliminary Operations of Weaving.
1959.MRT Single Shuttle, High Speed Loom.

of Daisyfield, Blackburn

1902 Company established and incorporated as a limited company.

1904 British Northrop Loom Co formed. On behalf of Ashton Brothers Ltd, Henry Philips Greg visited USA and arranged for 500 automatic looms to be imported. As a result the British Northrop Loom Co was established, and Greg became its chairman[1].

1914 Loom manufacturers. Speciality: Northrop automatic looms. [2]

1958 Name changed - the Northrop Group

1958 As a diversification, Northrop Group acquired Chaseside Engineering Co, the original manufacturers of loading shovels in Europe[3]

1961 Manufacturers of automatic looms and earth moving equipment.



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Sources of Information

  1. Biography of Henry Philips Greg, ODNB [1]
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. The Times, Mar 05, 1968