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of Leeds,Belfast and Dundee.
1812 Company founded - see Samuel Lawson and Sons
1900 Private company. The company 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. 
1921 Acquired Urquhart, Lindsay and Robertson Orchar of Dundee
1927 See Aberconway for information on the company and its history
1961 General engineers and manufacturers of rope machinery, textile machinery, machine tools and gears. 
1960s Fairbairn Lawson Group acquired Greenwood and Batley