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Barlow and Jones

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Sample displayed by Barlow & Jones at the 1888 Glasgow International Exhibition, now displayed at Kelvingrove Museum
January 1897.
January 1929.

Barlow and Jones Ltd., of Manchester, cotton spinners and manufacturers, including Albert Mill, Cobden Mill and Prospect Mill, all in Bolton and a warehouse in Manchester.

of 2 Portland Street, Manchester

1874 Limited company registered to take over the business of cotton spinners of the firm of the same name. [1]

1900 The company was registered on 16 March, in reconstruction on an enlarged scale of a company of the same name (registered 1874), to take over the business of cotton spinners of the firm of the same name. [2]

1957 Acquired John Myers, a mail-order company[3]

1959 Acquired Falcon Mill.

1964 Shortly after floating the mail-order company John Myers, the company was acquired by English Sewing Cotton Co[4]

1967 English Sewing Cotton Co sold the Falcon Mill and Prospect Mill, mainly spinning Terylene-cotton blended yarn, to Carrington and Dewhurst[5]

Other mills in 1891

  • Bolton: Directory (Bolton): Listed as Cotton spinners and manufacturers. More details [6]
  • Walmersley, Bury: Directory (Bury): Listed as Cotton spinner and manufacturer. More details [7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. The Times, Jun 19, 1963
  4. The Times, Jul 28, 1964
  5. The Times, Feb 14, 1967
  6. 1891 Cotton Mills in Bolton
  7. 1891 Cotton Mills in Bury
  • [1] Manchester Archives
  • Directors minutes, 1926-1963 (1 volume and loose sheets)
  • Private ledgers of W.H. Hoyle, Director, 1899-1911 (2 volumes)