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Rylands and Sons of Faulkner Street, Manchester and other addresses; of Manchester and Wigan.
1823 Company established by John Rylands.
1873 The company was registered on 25 October, to take over the business of the firm of the name as manufacturers and general warehousemen. 
1880s Reported to have built a few steam locomotives.
1891 Directory: Listed as Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers. More details
1924 Acquired Thomas Witter and Co.