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Dacca Twist Co

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Dacca Twist Co., Irwell and Medlock Works, Water street. Pay days Tuesday and Friday at 25, Faulkner street. Smallware manufacturers of Manchester

Dacca Twist Co., Mather Street Mill and Fletcher Street Mill, Bolton; fancy cloths; and at Gorton and Wigan; Manchester office-25, Faulkner street. Pay day Tuesday and Friday. Cotton spinners and manufacturers of Bolton.

Mills also at Swinton and Walkden.

Dacca Twist Co. (Rylands & Sons, Limited, proprietors); Head office-Portland Street, Manchester. Bleachers, dyers and finishers of Heapey. 21 miles N.E. from Chorley

Owned the Heapey Bleach and Dye Works

At some point the business was owned by Rylands and Sons.

1884 W. Sharples and Co constructed a horizontal cross-compound engine for the Dacca Twist Mill, Water Street, Manchester. Cylinders 22" and 38" diameter, 5 ft stroke. Gear drive, the spur flywheel being 12 ft 8" diameter and 16" wide, the pinion 5 ft 7" diameter. The teeth were cast, not machined, but were said to run 'almost noiselessly'.[1]

1891 Directory (Manchester and Salford): Listed as smallware manufacturers. More details. And also at Swinton

1891 Directory (Bolton): Listed as cotton spinners and manufacturers. More details

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Sources of Information

  1. Engineering, 13 June 1884