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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.
2008 Christy UK Ltd, UK's largest towel manufacturer.