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F. W. Ashton and Co. Ltd., Calico Printers, of Newton Bank Works, Hyde, Cheshire.
c.1814 The works on the river Tame were established by Messrs. Ashton
1857 Worked by proprietors who continued for the next c.40 years
Further information in Manchester Archives on the company:
1891 Directory (Hyde): Listed as Calico printers. More details
1899 Became part of the Calico Printers Association.
c.1970 Renamed A. Brunnschweiler and Co.