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of Acre Mills, Lindley, Huddersfield, Card Clothing Manufacturers
Established about 1800 by John Sykes.
1892 Incorporated as Joseph Sykes Brothers, Ltd.
1897 With 3 other companies, formed into English Card Clothing Co., Ltd.
1914 Principals: John Sykes, J.P., F. W. Sykes, J.P., H. H. Sykes, W. H. Wood, R. Johnson, W. U. Rothey, E. M. Sykes.
NB Card clothing – a consumable wire product used in the combing of textile fibres prior to spinning.