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George Francis Bradbury

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George Francis Bradbury (1827-1884) of Sugden, Bradbury and Firth and Bradbury and Co.

1827 Born at the Hanging Gate Inn, 217 Huddersfield Road, Diggle, Saddleworth, Lancashire[1]

1827 Born 26th February 1827. Worked for Platt Brothers, but left during an industrial dispute. By 1861 he was married to Ellen (29) and had three children, Eliza (2), George Howard (1) and a stepson Charles (7). He became Chairman and joint Managing Director of Bradbury and Co Ltd in 1874.[2]

1859 Patent sealed 27 Jan 1859: George Francis Bradbury of Oldham and Joseph Jackson King of Glasgow, for improvements in certain apparatus applicable to sewing machines[3]

1884 Died on 8th March 1884

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Sewalot website - Bradbury Sewing Machines
  2. [2] Bradbury & Company - The People and Firms
  3. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 23 July 1859