Portlaw, County Waterford 1825-76: Portrait of an Industrial Village and Its Cotton Industry

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Portlaw, County Waterford 1825-76: Portrait of an Industrial Village and Its Cotton Industry - Hunt, Tom

David Malcomson established a cotton spinning mill at Portlaw, County Waterford in 1825. Weaving and finishing processes were later developed as the industry became fully integrated. The business reached an employment peak of 1,648 in 1856 and survived until 1876 when the Malcomson commercial empire became bankrupt. This book examines the ...

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