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David Sowden and Sons of Shipley
1856 Company established.
1894 Antwerp Exhibition. Awarded Gold Medal for Machinery and Machine Tools. 
1895 Looms, Jaquard Looms and Patent Dobbies. 
1914 Machine makers and ironfounders. Specialities: looms and jacquard machines. 
Worsted Mill. Exhibit at Bradford Industrial Museum