Walter Schofield, Limited

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History

Walter Schofield, Ltd., was a machinist and mill furnishing company based at Alma Works, Lockwood, and was formed prior to 1915.[1]

Walter Schofield was born circa 1855 in Dobcross. He married Eva Broadbent in 1876 and they had eight children. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was residing with his family at 222 Lockwood Road. He died on 27 December 1935, aged 81, leaving an estate valued at £2,861. The Yorkshire Post (28/Dec/1935) printed the following obituary:

Mr. Walter Schofield, of Taringa House, Victoria Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield, founder of Messrs. Walter Schofield, Ltd., loom repairers, died at his home yesterday. He was 81. A native of Saddleworth, Mr. Schofield came to Lockwood about 50 years ago. He was well-known locally as a temperance worker, and was at one time a vice-president of Huddersfield Temperance Society. Other associations for which he worked were Huddersfield Victoria Nurses Association, Lockwood Liberal Club, and Lockwood Cricket Club, of which he was a former president.

An invoice from September 1935 noted that the firm's telephone number was 342 and gave the following promotional notes:

  • Agent and Maker of Paterson and Brook's Reliable Weft Stop Motion, for Silk, Cotton, Worsted and Woollen Looms
  • Dealer in S.H. Dobcross Looms
  • Erector and Remover of Textile Machinery
  • Maker of Schofield's (Patent) Shuttle Check Motion
  • Sole Maker of Field's Heald Protectors for Mail Healds
  • Makers of all Classes of Temples
  • Sole Maker of Brook's Spring Weft Bobbin Carrier

The company went into liquidation in July 1969.[2]

Notes and References

  1. The earliest newspaper reference found for the company was December 1914.
  2. London Gazette (08/Jul/1969).

Walter Schofield, Limited

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