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W. and T. Ryder

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August 1899.
February 1901.
January 1902.
February 1911.
Textile roller fluting machine displayed at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry (MoSI). This cut the grooves (flutes) in the rollers used in cotton spinning machines
Details of fluting machine. A batch of rollers was set up in the machine, and these were reciprocated to be machined by a cutting tool. The array of cutting tools is on the left. The ratchet wheels rotated the rollers ready for the next cut

Ryders of Bolton, later William Ryder of Bee Hive Works, Bolton.

William Ryder and Thomas Ryder.

Established 1832.

1902 Incorporated as a Limited Co.

Fluted Roller Cutting machine. Exhibit at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry

Ryder's Patent Forge. No: 25. Exhibit at Bradford Industrial Museum

1922 Specialities: makers of spindles and flyers, ring spindles, fluted rollers for cotton, silk, worsted and asbestos.

1938 Company name was William Ryder Ltd. Advertising Bathroom Equipment.

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