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Ref No MBL/4
TitleRecords relating to Ashley (Machine-made) Bottle Company Limited, Ferrybridge
Date c. 1970s
Extent1 item
Level Series
NotesHoward Ashley took out a patent for a semi-automatic bottle-making machine in Mar 1887. However, there was much opposition, for around 20 years, from bottle makers in changing processes from hand made to mechanical methods. Ashley (Machine-made) Bottle Company Limited went out of business in 1894 and the machines were bought and used successfully by Bagleys of Knottingley, Yorkshire and Cannington Shaw of St.Helens.
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