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THE FINE COTTON SPINNERíS & DOUBLERíS ASSOCIATION LIMITED.
Whitworth, Frank.

THE FINE COTTON SPINNERíS & DOUBLERíS ASSOCIATION LIMITED.

Introduction by ... Designed and Produced for Private Circulation only Manchester 1909.
1st Ed. Sm. 4to. 79pp. 35 full page b/w. ills., 2 colour plates, 2 colour armorial plates. Marbled e.ps., inner gilt turn-ins, original gilt lettered blind and gilt tooled morocco, minor soiling and wear, a.e.g. 1898 Fine Cotton Spinners and Doublers Association, formed from a group of spinning companies specialising in fine Sea Island Cottons, was registered on 31 March 1898. It had the objective of promoting the interests of cotton spinners in North West England. The business was founded through the efforts of Herbert Dixon and Scott Lings in 1897. Businesses that joined in this enterprise at the time included A. and G. Murray; Thomas Houldsworth and Co; C. E. Bennett and Co; James and Wainwright Bellhouse; and McConnel and Co; but many more followed in subsequent years. The new association was vast compared with its competitors and its large size enabled it to secure its supplies of cotton from Sea Island and Egypt. For thirty years it was the world's largest cotton-spinning concern, expanding to operate 60 mills and employ 30,000 operatives.
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