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Thomas Ashworth and Co

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April 1946. Taco cloche.
September 1947.
"Speedy" Moisture tester.

Thomas Ashworth & Co. of Vulcan Works, Burnley.

of Sycamore Avenue, Burnley.(1982)

1828 Business established

1922 Engineers and Ironfounders. Manufacturer of railings, gates, repetition castings and cable making machinery.

Then became an instrument maker and aluminium and zinc diecaster:

  • The "Speedy" moisture tester (display at Caudwell's Mill, Rowsley, Derbyshire).
  • "Taco" textile beams and flanges[1]:

By 1961 was part of Burco Dean which opened a new factory for the "Taco" diecasting division[2]

By 1971 had the same address as Carter and Co (Nelson)

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 18, 1968
  2. The Times, Jan 28, 1961