Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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Swainson Pump Co

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This company was supported by Lady Katherine Parsons, who provided some of its funding on condition that women were employed on the shop floor and as one of the assistant managers.

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Sources of Information

  • Biography of Margaret Rowbotham, ODNB