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of Hilden Mills, near Belfast
1785 Company originated in Lisburn, Ireland; it was established by John Barbour who bought linen thread for manufacturing in Scotland.
John Barbour's son William took over the company, followed by John Dougherry Barbour.
1831 Works moved to Hilden.
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1976 Queens Award for Export