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Rylands and Sons

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Rylands and Sons of Faulkner Street, Manchester and other addresses; of Manchester and Wigan.

1823 Company formed

1873 The company was registered on 25 October, to take over the business of the firm of the name as manufacturers and general warehousemen. [1]

1880s Reported to have built a few steam locomotives.[2]

1891 Gidlow Works, Wigan; printers, shirtings and domestics; and at Gorton Mills, Manchester. Pay days Tuesday and Friday at 25, Faulkner street, Manchester. Telegrams, "Rylands, Wigan."

1891 Directory: Listed as Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers. More details

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816