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Ernest Scragg and Sons

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of Macclesfield.

1889 Company founded.

1919 Private company.

1956 Company made public.

1959 Acquired the premises, plant, etc of William Bodden and Son of Oldham, old established spindle makers, and the spindle department of William Ryder[1].

1961 One of the leading manufacturers in the United Kingdom of processing machinery for silk, rayon, nylon, terylene, glass fibre, synthetic and natural yarn.[2]

1982 Acquired by Rieter.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 04, 1959
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE