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of 50 Piccadilly, Manchester, 1. Telephone: Manchester Central 0511. Cables: "Sunset, Manchester". London Office: 12 Bow Lane, EC4
1834 Company established.
Total?? 101,000 spindles, 3,000 looms
of Whitworth, Facit and Shawforth, Rochdale
1891 Directory (Rochdale): Listed as Cotton spinners and manufacturers. More details
of Summerseat, Bury
1891 Directory (Bury): Listed as Cotton spinner and manufacturer. More details
1919 Patent - Improved machine for applying varnish to healds for looms for weaving. 
of Bridgewater Mill, Bridgewater Street / Hart Street, Blackburn, Lancs.
Built by Thomas Hart (1861-2) cotton spinner. The last mill to be built for the sole purpose of spinning. In 1877 taken over by D. and W. Taylor, becoming John Taylor (Blackburn) Ltd (1893-1939) branch of Joshua Hoyle and Sons (Burnley) Ltd who was the last proprietor when the mill closed in 1959. Demolished in 1962-3. Had 35,208 ring spindles. 
1947 British Industries Fair Advert for Joshua Hoyle Productions, as Spinners, Manufacturers and Converters: Cotton, Rayon and Spun Rayon; Dress, Lingerie and Overall Fabrics; Towels; Sheetings; Drills. Also Furnishing Fabrics; Poplins; Cambrics; Shirtings; Voiles; Organdies; Flannelettes; Ducks; Pyjama Cloths; Corset Cloths; Sheets; Pillow Cases; Cotton Blankets; Plain and Fancy Cottons; Typewriter and Umbrella Cloths. (Textiles Section - Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 124) 
The former warehouse of Joshua Hoyle and Sons stood derelict for many years until it was converted and extended and opened as the Malmaison Hotel in 1998. 
Two photographs of building exterior.