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Rylands and Sons

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Rylands and Sons of Faulkner Street, Manchester and other addresses; of Manchester and Wigan.

1823 Company established by John Rylands.

1873 The company was registered on 25 October, to take over the business of the firm of the name as manufacturers and general warehousemen. [1]

1880s Reported to have built a few steam locomotives.[2]

1891 Gidlow Works, Wigan; printers, shirtings and domestics; and at Gorton Mills, Manchester. Pay days Tuesday and Friday at 25, Faulkner street, Manchester. Telegrams, "Rylands, Wigan."

1891 Directory: Listed as Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers. More details

1924 Acquired Thomas Witter and Co.

1960 Acquired Hickson, Lloyd and King.[3]

Note: Manchester's impressive John Rylands Library, which opened to the public in 1900, was founded by Enriqueta Augustina Rylands in memory of her husband, John Rylands [4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  3. The Times, April 12, 1960
  4. [1] Wikipedia entry for John Rylands Library