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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.
1914 Loom manufacturers. Speciality: Northrop automatic looms. 
1958 Name changed - the Northrop Group
1961 Manufacturers of automatic looms and earth moving equipment.