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of Salford Cotton Mills, Manchester. See Salford Mills
Sometimes recorded as Phillips and Lee
1805 The first industrial mill to be illuminated by gas was The Salford Cotton Mill of Philips and Lee, which was fully lit by William Murdoch in 1805, four years after the idea was first broached. Initially this mill contained 50 gas lights, although this soon grew to 904.
1821 John Philips left the partnership with Robert Philips, George Augustus Lee, George Richard Philips, and Nathaniel Philips as Merchants, and Manufacturers, at Manchester, under the firm of Philips and Lee
1831 Dissolution of the Partnership between Sir George Philips, Robert Philips, and Nathaniel Philips, carrying on business at the Salford Cotton Mills, as Cotton-Spinners, under the firm of Philips and Lee. The business would be carried on by their successors, Messrs. Lambert, Hoole, and Jackson, who rented the Mills together with the machinery therein. Signed George Philips, Robert Philips, Nathl. Philips, John Lambert, Holland Hoole, John Jackson.