John Pilling and Sons
John Pilling and Sons Ltd. of Trawden and of Primet Foundry, Colne, Lancashire.
John Pilling, born in 1776, established a workshop at his house in Trawden in 1819 to make fly-shuttle and dandy handlooms. By the end of 1849, John Pilling Jr. (b.1805) had moved the loom making business to a new three storey workshop at Primet Bridge, Colne.
Sources of Information
- 'John Pilling & Sons - 200th Anniversary Lancashire Loom and Machine Makers' - Industrial Archaeology News No. 193, Summer 2020