Turner Brothers Asbestos Company Limited 1871 - 2001

based:
Rochdale

1871 - Founded as Turner Brothers by John, Robert and Samuel Turner

1879 - became the first company in the UK to weave asbestos cloth with power driven machinery. Name changed to Turner Brothers Asbestos Company

1920 - merged with the Washington Chemical Company, Newalls Insulation Company and J. W. Roberts to become Turner & Newall