Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 142,188 pages of information and 227,783 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William Jones

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

of Ashton under Lyne

of Guide Bride, Audenshaw.

1859 Company founded by William Jones - see Jones and Co (of Ashton under Lyne)

Jones went into partnership with Thomas Chadwick in Ashton under Lyne

1863 Dissolution of Chadwick and Jones

Jones and Co built a new factory in Audenshaw

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

By 1889 the company was making over 20,000 sewing machines per year

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], Jones and Co

1948 William Jones Ltd was listed as sewing machine makers

1961 William Jones: 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]

See Also


Sources of Information

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