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Lowe’s Rope and Twine Manufactory

Image: A display at Bewdley Museum of items from Lowe’s Rope and Twine Manufactory. The firm was founded in 1801 and closed in 1972.

[Image from: Bewdley Museum]

2. Lowe’s Rope and Twine Manufactory (1)

The Accounts and Letter Books of one local business, Lowe’s Rope Manufactory survive and are held at Bewdley Museum. Using these sources, E M Crowther has composed a picture of its experience in the 19th and 20th centuries. The early history, though, is poorly recorded until 1833, when letter books provide an account of commercial transactions.


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