Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Coventry Cotton Spinning and Weaving Co

From Graces Guide

This would appear to be the same company as Leigh Mills Co

c. 1891 Serious fire severely damaged the building.

1896 Site had a newly re-built factory of four stories measuring 162 ft. by 102 ft. in 12 acres of grounds.

1896. April. The Daimler company purchased a lease for sixty-two and a half years on the former premises of the Coventry Cotton Spinning and Weaving Co from E. T. Hooley for £17,500. Part of the site was then immediately sold to the Great Horseless Carriage Co for more than the total cost of the site.

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