William Clark & Sons

William Clark & Sons is the oldest linen mill in Northern Ireland and the textile company founded in Maghera, County Londonderry in 1736.[1]

William Clark & Sons
Headquarters72 Upperlands, ,
Number of employees
35 (2017)

The main product is a fine linen canvas for the tailoring industry, used is a unique process of beetling - pounding of the fabric to flatten it.[2]

In February 2017 a fire destroyed one of the factory buildings, but the production was intact.[3]

The Mills power source was from the Knockoneil River which is an artery of the Clady River.

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  1. ^ "Ireland's oldest linen fabric mill". Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  2. ^ Brankin, Una (23 October 2014). "How new life is being spun into Northern Ireland's glorious linen industry". Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Fire at William Clark and Sons Maghera linen mill". Northern Ireland News. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.

Article contains translated text from William Clark & Sons on the French Wikipedia retrieved on 1 May 2017.

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