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H. Lees and Sons

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January 1920.
January 1920.
January 1920.
June 1959.

H. Lees and Sons of Park Bridge Iron Works, Ashton-under-Lyne

1783 Company established by Mr Lees, grandfather of Samuel Lees, as iron manufacturers, roller makers, and millwrights.

1804 On his death the business was carried on by his widow Hannah under the title of H. Lees and Sons

1873 Samuel Lees (grandson of the founder) became head of the firm when his father died in 1873,

1884 Private company.

1891 Maker of rollers for the cotton, flax, woollen and silk machinery. [1]

1917 Advert. Rollers. Bar iron and steel forgings. Millwrights and ironfounders [2]

1961 Hot rolled bars, bright bars, textile and general engineering. 202 employees. [3]

c.1963 Park Bridge Iron Works was closed.

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