John Galloway, Silk Handkerchief Manufacturer, Chapelton, and 22, West Nile Street.—
There is some excellent work in silk handkerchiefs comes from some of our local towns and villages. This firm, of which Mr. John Galloway is the head, produces very fine things in this way. It was established six years ago at Chapelton, with office and saleroom at its present address. At Chapelton, Glassford, Stonehouse, and Strathaven, the materials are given out to local weavers, who take them to their homes and weave the handkerchiefs there on their hand-looms. They are then forwarded to the warehouse or saleroom in Glasgow, where they are manipulated for their respective markets.
In addition to the four hundred handloom weavers thus occupied, Mr. Galloway contracts for the entire production of upwards of two hundred power-looms. His turnover of silk yams averages four thousand five hundred pounds per month. The city premises contain large stocks in every description of silk handkerchiefs, in which a very considerable home trade is done, in addition to a shipping trade, principally to Rangoon. His influence is of wide extent in this way, and his reputation is very great in the trade, his wide experience in these manufactures and their markets being acknowledged to be without a parallel.
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