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1859 Established by Thomas Rhodes.
1883 The company was transferred to a private joint-stock company of the same title.
1889 The company was registered on 5 December, to take over a business of cotton spinners. 
1891 Directory (Glossop): Listed as Cotton spinner and manufacturers. More details