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Joseph Hibbert and Co

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1876. From Mannix’s Directory of North-East Lancashire with Bury and District.
1891.
1958.

Joseph Hibbert and Co of Century Works, Darwen.

Maker of textile sizing machinery.

1874 'A boiler explosion occurred yesterday, at the brass foundry of Mr. Joseph Hibbert, Darwen. The boiler-house and the moulding-shop were blown down, and the damage done is estimated at £700. Several passers by had narrow escapes.'[1]

1891 Maker of brass and copper work for the cotton industry, of the Iron, Brass and Copper Works, Bridge Street, Darwen.

Death of Joseph Hibbert.

1931 Joseph Hibbert and Co, Howard and Bullough, Platt Brothers, Brooks and Doxey, Asa Lees and Co, Dobson and Barlow, and John Hetherington and Sons sold their textile machinery making assets to Textile Machinery Makers (TMM) in return for shares. Tweedales and Smalley were initially not partners of the TMM scheme but they joined later.

1936 Drying Chamber for textile industry (Joseph Hibbert and Co of Lodge Bank, Darwen)

By 1959 was a subsidiary of Stone-Platt Industries.[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Evening News - Thursday 3 December 1874
  2. The Times June 3, 1959