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Webster, Birch and Co

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of Manchester and Salford

Maker of drying machines which were supplied to dye works in Blackburn[1] and elsewhere.

1825 Listed as Webster & Birch, machine makers, St. Mary's. James Webster (of Manchester), machine maker; house: 2 Dyer's Lane, Deansgate[2]

1832 To be let: a mill situate in Foundry Street, Salford, in the possession of Messrs Webster, Birch and Co., machine makers. The mill is four storeys high, 26 yards long and 11 yards wide, and is worked by a steam engine of 16 horses’ power. Apply to J. and T. Sherratt [3]

Presumably successors were Webster, Birch and Mather?

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Blackburn Standard, March 25, 1835
  2. 'History, Directory, and Gazeteer of the County of Lancaster', Vol 2, by Edward Baines and W. Parson
  3. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 02 June 1832