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Isaac Braithwaite and Son

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February 1901. Ibis Laundry Machinery.
January 1902. Ibis Laundry Machinery.

Engineer, of Ibis Works, Kendal, Westmorland. Clothing and Laundry Engineers.

Isaac Braithwaite, Senior (1781-1861) was apprenticed to the drysalter's business of his father, George Braithwaite, of Highgate, Kendal, member of an old Quaker family in the town.

Isaac was remembered both for the religious activities of his wife Anna (1788-1859), a Quaker 'minister', and for his own local philanthropy, founding 'schools of industry' etc.

Of their five sons, George became mayor 6 times; Isaac Braithwaite Junior (1810-90) founded an engineering business and became a stockbroker; Joseph Bevan Braithwaite, Senior (1818-1905), barrister, was father of Joseph Bevan Braithwaite, Junior (1855-1934), stockbroker and financier.

1891 Released a catalogue of their "Independence" Wood Split Pulleys. [1]

1909 Private company.

1961 General engineers, specialising in laundry machines.[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1891/04/10
  2. * 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  • Archives of the British chemical industry, 1750-1914: a handlist. By Peter J. T. Morris and Colin A. Russell. Edited by John Graham Smith. 1988.