W. M. Christy and Sons of Droylsden, near Manchester
1840s Henry Christy returned from Turkey with a sample of loop-pile towelling fabric. Richard Christy, his brother, created a similar cloth by machine, the "Turkish Towel" then being born.
1851 Exhibited at the Great Exhibition in Crystal Palace, London.
1891 Directory: Listed as Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers. More details 
1891 CHRISTY W. M. & SONS, LIMITED, Fairfield Mills, Droylsden; 30,000 spindles; 710 looms, royal Turkish towels, broche and damask towels, &c. Pay day first Wednesday. 
2008 Christy UK Ltd, UK's largest towel manufacturer.
Sources of Information
-  Manchester Archives (See under Emmott and Co. Ltd)
- Trademarked. A History of Well-Known Brands - from Aertex to Wright's Coal Tar by David Newton. Pub: Sutton Publishing 2008 ISBN 978-0-7509-4590-5
- ↑ 1891 Cotton Mills in Manchester and Salford
- ↑ 1891 Worrall's Cotton Spinners Directory