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of Cannon Street Ironworks, Salford
of Springfield Works, Patricroft, Manchester (1914)
1845 Company established by Archibald Edmeston
1861 Partnership change. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Archibald Edmeston, Gray Denison Edmeston, and Thomas Edmeston, carrying on business as Millwrights and Engineers, under the style or firm of A. Edmeston and Co., has been this day dissolved by mutual consent. All debts owing to or by the said concern, will be received or paid by the said Archibald Edmeston, by whom the said concern will be carried on...'
1881 Employing 54 persons.
1891 Released a catalogue of their bleaching, dyeing and printing machinery. 
1914 Engineers to bleachers, dyers and calico printers, millwrights. Specialities: patent Edmeston cloth stretching machine, Edmeston and Bentz bleaching apparatus, patent Edmeston friction clutch ; cotton, paper and all other kinds of calender bowls. Employees 120.