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Machine makers of Belfast, Ireland. North of Howard Street, off the Falls Road, Belfast.
of Falls Foundry Engineering Works.
1860 James Barbour became a partner.
For a period from about 1880 to the end of the first world war, the Falls foundry also made large steam engines as part of their service to mill owners.
1890 Became a limited company with James Barbour as Chairman and R. Ardill as a Director.
1900 Fairbairn, Lawson, Combe, Barbour was registered on 11 July, to acquire the businesses of Fairbairn, Naylor, Macpherson and Co of Leeds, Samuel Lawson and Sons of Leeds and Combe, Barbour and Combe of Belfast, manufacturers of machinery for preparing and spinning flax, hemp and jute.