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of Oldham Sewing Machine Works. Eclipse sewing machines.
1887 Partnership change. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Emanuel Shepherd, Fred Rothwell, James Edward Hough, and Tom Rothwell, as Sewing Machine Manufacturers, at Oldham Sewing Machine Works, and 92, Yorkshire street, Oldham, in the county of Lancaster, and at other places, under the style or firm of Shepherd, Rothwell, and Hough, was dissolved, by mutual consent, on the 3rd day of November instant, as from 31st day of October last. The business will in future be continued by the said Fred Rothwell and Tom Rothwell...'
Became the Eclipse Machine Co