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Carpet Manufacturer of Glasgow
James Templeton (1802-1883) was in business in Paisley as a manufacturer of Paisley shawls
1839 He started a carpet manufacturing enterprise in Bridgeton which later became J. Templeton and Co.
He invented the first machine-made Axminster carpets
His descendants ran the company, even after it became a public limited company in 1947.