John Hetherington & Sons Ltd


Textile machinery manufacturers situated in Ancoats, Manchester. As the cotton industry grew the company expanded and established the Vulcan Works on Pollard Street. The later decline of the cotton industry from the 1930s onwards resulted in several textile machinery manufacturers merging together to become the Textile Machinery Makers Ltd. The individual companies continued to trade under their own names until 1970, when it became one company and was renamed Platt UK Ltd.