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P. and J. McGregor

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P. and J. McGregor of Falcon Works, Poland Street, Manchester.

1850 Listed in Slater's 1850 Directory as Peter & James M’Gregor, machine makers, Falcon Works, Poland Street, Oldham Road, Manchester. The 1849 O.S. map [1] shows the 'Falcon Works (Iron)' located behind the White Lion on Poland Street. The eastern end of the factory was immediately adjacent to a branch of the Rochdale Canal. The main building was approx 145 ft by 45 ft.

1853 Self-acting mule for cotton.[2]

1875 Liquidation? of the business of Peter and James McGregor as machine makers of Falcon Works, Poland Street, and as iron founders of Pott Street, Ancoats [3]

1925 Falcon Works in use by the Northern Winding Co.[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Godfrey Edition Old Ordnance Survey Town Plans: Manchester Sheet 24: Manchester (New Cross) 1849
  2. The Imperial Journal 1853 Volume III. p684
  3. The London Gazette, November 30th 1875
  4. The London Gazette, 13th January 1925