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Thomas Unsworth and Co

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1874 Advertising textile machinery, at 6 Brown Street and Leicester Mill, Dutton Street, Manchester.'[1]

THOMAS UNSWORTH & CO., LIMITED, beg to inform their customers and the public that they have REMOVED from Leicester Works, Dutton-street, to their NEW WORKS, WORSLEY-STREET IRONWORKS ALBERT BRIDGE, SALFORD, and are now prepared to take orders for their Patent MACHINERY, as follows :- Twine-making Machinery, on an entire new system for Hemp Flax, and Cotton; no ropewalk required. Spindle Banding Machine, for Mills, of all sizes. Doubling Machines for making Sewing Cotton; the two twists are put in at one process. New Patent Apparatus for Laying the Fibre of Doubled Yarns, thus preventing the necessity of gassing the yarn; applies to cotton and silk. Doubling Machines for Flax Cable Thread. Doubling Machines for Silk Cable Thread, Machines for any fold of Cotton, on an entirely new system, in which there are six rows of spindles. ......'[2]

Unsworth v. Clifford Rogerson.—This was an action brought by Mr. Thomas Unsworth, director of Thomas Unsworth and Company Limited, Worsley-street Iron Works, Salford, against Clifford and Rogerson, of Smithy-bridge, to recover a balance alleged to be due from them for patent doubting aid winding machines supplied to them by the plaintiff. To answer to the plaintiff's claim, the defendants alleged that the machines would not do the work they were guaranteed to do, and they brought a counter-claim against the plaintiff for damages to the extent of £3,500.
The case stood for trial at the Manchester Assizes in March last, but by the order of Mr. Justice Brett, sitting the Nisi Prius-court, it was referred to arbitration, Mr. Leofric Temple, Q.C., being appointed the arbitrator.
Several sittings have been held by the arbitrator at the Mitre Hotel, in this city, which the plaintiffs case was conducted by Mr. Ambrose, Q.C., and Mr. Coventry, instructed Messrs. Sale, Seddon, and Hilton, solicitors The defendants were represented by Mr. Higgin, QC., and Mr. Smith, instructed by Mr. Edwards, solicitor. At the sittings evidence to a considerable length by some of the leading cotton doublers in the country was given on behalf the plaintiff, showing conclusively the advantages the plaintiff's machines over the doubling machines if properly managed. The result is that the arbitrator has made his award in the plaintiff's (Mr. Unsworth) favour for the full sum claimed in the action, with all costs.'[3]

1878 Advertising as makers of direct action, draw bolt, positive stop-motion winding doubling machines

1880 of West Gorton Iron Works, Manchester.

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 23 November 1874
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 22 July 1876
  3. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 28 October 1876