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William Jones

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of Guide Bride, Audenshaw.

1859 Company founded.

1869 First patent for sewing machine. Exhibit at Armley Mill Museum.

1889 Public company - the Jones Sewing Machine Co was registered on 5 July, to take over the business established by William Jones, sewing machine manufacturers. [1]

1961 Manufacturers of domestic and industrial sewing machines. Makers of special type of sewing machine for making conveyor belts for use in mining industry. 800 employees. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE