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of Wellington Foundry, Leeds.
1828 Company formed by Peter Fairbairn, maker of the first flax-spinning machine. Foreseeing the textile developments that took place in Yorkshire, he had come to Leeds and started a business that grew into the large Wellington Foundry.
1834 Listed as machine maker of Wellington Foundry, Wellington Street, Leeds. His house is at 1 Blundell Place. 
1847 Flax spreading machine and others 
1840s Thomas Greenwood became manager of the Wellington Foundry, Leeds
1860 Peter's son Andrew was taken into partnership
1861 Peter died and Andrew took sole charge of the business
1862 Exhibited various lathes, boring machines, etc