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Henry Pease and Co

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July 1887.

of The Mills, Darlington.

Manufacturers of woollen goods

c.1750 Began manufacturing for the linen trade.[1]

c.1856 Installed a compound mill engine at the Priestgate Woollen Mills at Darlington; the engine was built by Robert Stephenson and Co, designed by Jeremiah Head; this engine was fitted for the first time with a true parabolic governor, to which was subsequently added an air cataract to prevent hunting.

1874 Owned Three Mills:

  • Low Mill
  • Priestgate Mill
  • Railway Mill

1887 Henry Pease and Co.’s Successors exhibited a power loom in operation.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1874/11/27