Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,360 pages of information and 245,904 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Willcox and Gibbs

From Graces Guide
Advertising sign.
1894. Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum.

of New York. British factory in Glasgow.

Office and Sales Rooms - 135 Regent Street, London.

Sewing machine makers.

Willcox approached Brown and Sharpe to produce a trial batch of machines, and tentative production began in 1858. The machine was an instant success, and B&S continued to produce the machines for many decades.

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