Goodbrand & Co. Ltd. Single Thread Tester
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 Stalybridge. 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.