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Campion and Johnson

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Campion and Johnson, of Hoyles' Factory, Woolpack Lane, Nottingham.

1859 Business set up by William Campion and Henry Johnson

1859 Patent #876 granted to William Campion of Nottingham, of the firm W.W. Campion, machine builders[1].

1860 William Campion and William Campion of Nottingham gained patent no.1569 for sewing machines[2].

1864 Newton, Wilson and Co started manufacturing industrial sewing machines at the factory of Campion and Johnson.

By 1864 possible successor: William Campion

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Nottinghamshire Guardian, 12 July 1860
  2. The Repertory of patent inventions: and other discoveries and improvements
  • History of Sewing Machines by David and Lin Best [1]