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Prince-Smith and Stells

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1937. Skein Winder. Exhibit at Coldharbour Mill
1938. Exhibition Room - Guarding Machinery.
Heat Treatment.
Boring French Comb Ends.
1956. 'Eclipse' Spindle. Exhibit at Coldharbour Mill
1959. Drawbox. Exhibit at Coldharbour Mill

of Keighley, Yorkshire

1795 Company founded by William Smith

Later became Prince Smith and Son

1931 Private company. Prince Smith and Son merged with Hall and Stells.

1939 176-spindle ring spinner. Exhibit at Bradford Industrial Museum

By 1959 was a subsidiary of Stone-Platt Industries, selling textile machinery for other companies in the group[1]

1961 Textile machinery makers. 1,600 employees. [2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times June 3, 1959
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE