James Parrott Engineer Salford

James Parrott, Engineer of Salford was established by James Parrott (1803-1897) after initially working, as an apprentice, for Messrs Goodyear, Krauss & Company he stayed with the company and eventually became a partner in the business.

When Messrs Goodyear, Krauss & Company moved to new premises James Parrot set up his own business on Brown Street in Salford manufacturing hydraulic pumps and presses used in the manufacturing of calender bowls. In 1891 he gave the business to his nephew, Richard England after which it became known as Richard England (Salford) Ltd.

The company continued to manufacturer calender bowls which were used to emboss the patterns on wallpaper and on other paper products, as well as being used by the textile industry.