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William Spiers

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William Spiers Ltd, of Walnut Street, Leicester

1882 Company established by William Spiers

1914 Machine makers and ironfounders. Specialities: automatic circular knitting machines for coats, shirts, stockings and socks. Employees 250. [1]

1935 The knitting machine business was acquired by Wildt and Co

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