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of Ashton under Lyne
of Guide Bride, Audenshaw.
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
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.