Sir Thomas Bazley Vanity Fair Print 1875
Original Lithograph with the caption at the bottom of the print: Manchester,
He was born at Gilnow, near Bolton, Lancashire. His father, also Thomas, was a cotton manufacturer, mathematician and journalist. Following education at Bolton Grammar School, Bazley was apprenticed to the cotton-spinning business of Messrs Ainsworth and Company. He subsequently went into business on his own account as a yarn merchant in Bolton. In 1826 he went into partnership with Robert Gardner, and they took over mills in Manchester and Halliwell. At Halliwell they established Barrow Bridge as a model non-sectarian industrial community. Bazley became the sole owner of Barrow Bridge in 1847, and the company became the world’s largest manufacturer of fine cotton and lace thread. He was a major employer who also built schools and reading rooms for his employees
Published: 21-Aug-1875 Signed by: APE, Carlo Pellegrini . Dimensions approximately 26cm x 38cm.
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