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1878 The Bessbrook Spinning Company was incorporated as a limited company, with [[James Nicholson Richardson]] as its first chairman.
 
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of 15 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1
 
of 15 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1

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of Bessbrook, Ireland

The Bessbrook Flax Spinning Mills were amongst the oldest in Ireland using power spinning (1889), although previously they relied on power from the Bessbrook stream.

1846 Acquired by John Grubb Richardson and his brothers, who erected the buildings chiefly of cut granite. In addition to flax spinning the company carried out bleaching of yarns and the weaving of various classes of linen fabrics, including damasks, towels, and sheetings.

1878 The Bessbrook Spinning Company was incorporated as a limited company, with James Nicholson Richardson as its first chairman.

c.1903 Conversion of the old mills, driven by separate and independent steam engines, to a central provision of mechanical power using an up-to-date steam plant driven by a coal-fired boilers[1]


presumably related to a company of similar name later located in London:

of 15 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1

1937 Weavers of aeroplane linen etc.

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers



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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1904/07/28