John Hanson (Heald & Reed Manufacturer)
The firm of John Hanson 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
- John Hanson was baptised on 3 February 1825 at Highfield Independent Chapel, Huddersfield. He died aged 77 on 26 March 1902.