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John Swailes and Sons

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Jno. Swailes and Sons of Oldham Cop Tube Works, Gladstone Street, Moorhey, Oldham

1859 Founded by John Swailes.

1891 Makers of tubing apparatus for the cotton industry.

1917 Advert. Makers of all kinds of paper tubes and bobbins. Brass and wire spindle rings

1924 "Messrs. Swailes Ltd. have recently absorbed the old-established business of over 20 years' standing carried on successfully at Rochdale by the Lancashire Paper Tube Co., and both the Oldham and the Rochdale works are equipped with up-to-date machinery and plant for producing their special manufactures of the best quality at the lowest possible cost."[1]

1936 Swailes Ltd of Oldham and Rochdale: Paper Tubes for the textile industry.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1924 British Empire Exhibition: Cotton Textile Industry