Goodbrand & Co. Ltd. Single Thread Tester

Made:
Manchester

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Single Thread Tester made by Goodbrand & Co. Ltd in Manchester. Used to test the strength of threads.

This tool made by Goodbrand & Co. Ltd was used by manufacturers or merchants to test the strength of threads. It provided a measure of quality. Goodbrand & Co. Ltd. was founded in Manchester in around 1879 as Goodbrand & Holland. Their works were in Strangeways, then Cheetham (Hill) and later Staleybridge. The company manufactured textile testing machines that were used by cotton manufactureres and merchants. These objects represent a strong example of a Manchester manufacturer providing for a Manchester industry.

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Category:
Textile Industry
Object Number:
2014-3010
type:
single thread tester
status:
Permanent collection

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