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William Spiers Ltd, of Walnut Street, Leicester
1882 Company established by William Spiers
1914 Machine makers and ironfounders. Specialities: automatic circular knitting machines for coats, shirts, stockings and socks. Employees 250. 
1935 The knitting machine business was acquired by Wildt and Co