John Hanson (Heald & Reed Manufacturer)

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History

The firm of John Hanson[1] was a heald and reed manufacturer based at Perseverance Works on Albert Street (off Princess Street in Huddersfield) by the late 1880s. Prior to that, Hanson had been a heald, reed and slay maker based at Chapel Hill.

Slays, reeds and healds are all parts of a woollen loom.

Notes and References

  1. John Hanson was baptised on 3 February 1825 at Highfield Independent Chapel, Huddersfield. He died aged 77 on 26 March 1902.