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Wrigley's stoking system as installed at Fielden's.

of Todmorden

Founded by Joshua Fielden and continued by his five sons - See his son John Fielden and his grandson Samuel Fielden

1855 Owned 1,600 looms and 100,000 spindles and employed 1,925 people, about one fifth of Todmorden's textile workforce, producing 7 million pounds of cloth with a value of over £450,000.

1891 Directory (Todmorden): Listed as Cotton spinner and manufacturers. More details

A comprehensive history of the firm and the Fielden family was published in 1995[1]. The Fieldens were an important dynasty in the cotton business. They had a number of mills in the Todmorden area:-

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 'Fieldens of Todmorden - A Nineteenth Century Business Dynasty' by Brian R. Law, Published by George Kelsall, 1995