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Livesey, Hargreaves, Hall and Co

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Messrs Livesey, Hargreaves, Hall and Co., textile printers, of Bamber Bridge, Preston

For most of the 1780s, Livesey, Hargreaves and Co of Preston was the largest of the Lancashire calico printers

1785 First to use the system for the printing of calico in two to six colours at a single operation developed by Adam Parkinson - he improved the textile printing process by keeping the rollers in register [1]

1788 Collapse of Livesey, Hargreaves, Anstie, Smith and Hall, calico manufacturers and printers[2]; Richard Arkwright was asked to chair the creditors.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1]Wikipedia entry: Roller Printing on Textiles
  2. London Gazette, 20 September 1788