Textile Manufacture, and Other Industries in Keighley

Textile Manufacture, and Other Industries in Keighley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...family and others were engaged in weaving; having no mill he had his yarns spun by commission. Messrs. Lund & Sugden, of Castle Mill, were his spinners, and the class of goods he made consisted of plainbacks, tammies and dobbies; he sold his goods at Bradford market which was at that time held on Thursday. only, the Monday market not being opened till several years after he gave up business. He took his goods to the market in his own cart, and to save expenses, he also carried the goods of the late John Smith, of Laycock. Although Mr. Pearson was an industrious, persevering, and painstaking tradesman, yet, like great numbers of his fellow manufacturers during the year 1826, (when it is believed that more than one half of the manufacturers in the town and parish were ruined) he was brought to grief. His creditors, however, believing him to be a thoroughly honest man, agreed to take a composition of so much in the pound, which, having been paid, he again entered into busines, but his means being limited, he did little more than employ the members of his own numerous family. Having given up keeping combers he bought his yarn; but after a few years, failing to see any prospect of making headway, he determined to give up trade altogether. He afterwards entered the service of Lund & Sugden as their weaving overlooker, which situation he held for a considerable number of years, till old age and failing health induced him to request that his grandson, the late William Pearson, who had been trained under him, might take his place, to which the firm consented. From a very intimate acquaintance with him, spreading over a number of years during his engagement at Castle Mill, we have no hesitation in saying that a more honest, industrious, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236523326
  • 9781236523327