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Peter Mather

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of Charlton Row, Manchester, roller and machine maker

1811 Bankrupt[1]

1817 Peter Mather - originally a cabinet maker and metal worker - saw opportunities in the manufacture of textile machinery. An entrepreneur and something of a visionary, he extended his business into making rollers for local textile mills.

There may or may not be a connection with the later businesses of W. and C. Mather, etc

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Sources of Information

  • History of Mather and Platt [1]
  1. Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle, August 12, 1811