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Dewhurst and Sagar

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of Salford

At various times the company appears to have had a number of premises in parts of Salford, including Dawson's Croft, Adelphi, and Broughton.

The following information is taken from the website 'Weaste Cemetery Heritage Trail'[1]

1860s: Trading as Dewhurst and Sagar.

1861 Henry Sagar had taken out patents for improvements in machinery for finishing and for tracing cloth and other woven fabrics.

1873 Directory refers to Samuel Dewhurst and Co having works at Blackburn Street, Salford and Samuel's residence as 33, Bridgewater Place.

1881, Slater's Directory records Samuel Dewhurst and Co. Ltd, as manufacturers of patent vellum tracing cloth (Sagar's patent) and of bookbinders cloth, label cloth and beetled twills, bleachers, dyers and finishers.

1891 In business at Broughton Dye Works, Blackburn Street, Salford, with a Manchester office at 21 Dickinson Street.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1]'Weaste Cemetery Heritage Trail' Samuel Dewhurst webpage