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Sir Titus Salt, Bart, Sons and Co

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Saltaire. Image published in 1894.

of Saltaire, near Bradford, Yorkshire.

1824 Business established by Titus Salt.

Originally three small mills in Bradford

1881 The extensive mills were erected in 1851 on the river Aire; they were intersected by the main line of the Midland Railway Co. and by the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, which connects Hull with Liverpool. Own private siding from the railway for coal.

1881 Incorporated as a Private Limited Company

1881 The company was registered on 23 July, to acquire the business of worsted spinners and manufacturers of the firm of the same name. [1]

1914 Staff: 3,200. Specialities: Alpaca and Mohair Dress Goods, Plain and Fancy Coatings and Suitings for Men's wear. Patentees of several Textile applications. Grand Medal of the Legion of Honour, Paris, 1856.

1960 Acquired by Illingworth Morris and Co.

See Salt's Mill.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908