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David Sowden and Sons

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1895. Looms, Jaquard Looms and Patent Dobbies.
1924. Sowden's 6-Shuttle Revolving Box Loom.

David Sowden and Sons of Shipley

1856 Company established.

1894 Antwerp Exhibition. Awarded Gold Medal for Machinery and Machine Tools. [1]

1895 Looms, Jaquard Looms and Patent Dobbies. [2]

1914 Machine makers and ironfounders. Specialities: looms and jacquard machines. [3]

Worsted Mill. Exhibit at Bradford Industrial Museum

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 2nd November 1894 p387
  2. 1895 advert.
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book