c1870. Photograph taken by John Thomson of a man operating a large Scriven and Holdsworth lathe or mill at Nanking Arsenal, China between 1869 and 1871.
Scriven and Holdsworth of Leeds Old Foundry, Marsh Lane, Leeds.
Successor to Woodhead, Scriven and Holdsworth.
William Holdsworth set himself up in business at Leeds New Foundry, Black Bull Street, Leeds.
1874 Partnership dissolved.
Mr Scriven, uncle of Charles Scriven who was manager of the business, became the sole owner of the business trading as Scriven and Co.
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