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Joseph Sykes Brothers

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of Acre Mills, Lindley, Huddersfield, Card Clothing Manufacturers

Established about 1800 by John Sykes.

Partnership successions:

  • Charlotte Sykes & Sons
  • Joseph Sykes Brothers

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.

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