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William Ayrton and Co

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William Ayrton and Co of Gorebrook Ironworks, Longsight, Manchester

1870 Company founded.

formerly Shepherd and Ayrton

1922 Principals: Edmund Norbury Baines and James William Schmidt. Products.— Sewing thread polishing, spooling, and balling machinery of every description.

1929 Private company.

1936 Balling machines, card winders and thread spooling machines. [1]

1961 Manufacturers of textile winding machinery. [2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Textile Manufacturer Year Book 1936. Published by Emmott and Co. Advert on p52
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE