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Faulkner, George (1790?–1862), industrialist and philanthropist

B. W. Clapp

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/9206

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Faulkner, George (1790?–1862), industrialist and philanthropist, was born in Oldham Street, Manchester. In 1812 he became a partner in Samuel Faulkner & Co., a firm of cotton and silk spinners. In 1825 he and his friend John Owens built a profitable cotton mill in ...

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History ; Society and Culture ; Manufacturing ; History of Manufacturing and Construction

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