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Pitt Brothers

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1873 Partnership dissolved. '... the Co-partnership heretofore subsisting and carried on between us the undersigned, James Pitt, Joseph Pitt, Edward Pitt, and William Pitt, in the trades or business of Machine Makers and Ironfounders, at Cleckheaton, in the county of York, under the style or firm of Pitt Brothers, has been dissolved by mutual consent, as from the 3rd day of May instant. All debts due to or owing by the said late co-partnership will be received and paid by the said William Pitt, who will in future carry on the said trade or business of a Machine Maker on his own account, under the style of Pitt, Brothers. The Iron-founding business will in future be carried on by the said Joseph Pitt...'[1]

1887 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, John William Pitt, of Liversedge, in the county of York, and Lisle Henry Curtois, of Liversedge aforesaid, carrying on business at Liversedge aforesaid, as Sewing Machine Manufacturers, under the style or firm of Pitt Brothers, is hereby dissolved, by mutual consent...'[2]

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