Brooks & Doxey Ltd

Cotton machinery manufacturer, Manchester, based at Union Iron Works, West Gorton, Manchester, and Junction Iron Works, Newton Heath, Manchester. The firm was founded by Samuel Brooks in 1859 and became Brooks and Doxey in 1892 when R.A. Doxey joined as partner. In 1931, Brooks and Doxey sold their textile machinery making assets to Textile Machinery Makers (TMM) in return for shares. The individual units continued to trade under their own names until the 1970s, when they were rationalised into one company called Platt UK Ltd.