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Cannington, Shaw and Co

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Cannington Shaw Steam Wagon with James Prescott (at left) and either Bert Halton or Bob Bridge (right).

Cannington, Shaw and Co of Sherdley Glass Works, St. Helens.

1889 Employed 870 persons in glass bottle making

1890 Bought the Peasley Glass Works of Lyon Brothers

1892 Took limited liability. Employed 1,188 persons at this time.

1913 Combined to form United Glass Bottle Manufacturers [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Competition Commission