Thomson, Shepherd & Co. Ltd

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Thomson, Shepherd & Co. Ltd

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Thomson, Shepherd & Co. Ltd. was founded in 1848 when David Thomson, a shipmaster's son who had served an apprenticeship with James Neish, a jute pioneer, set up in business on his own in a small hand-spinning and hand-loom weaving shed. The firm was soon operating successfully and in 1852 David Thomson was granted a patent from Queen Victoria in respect of jute carpeting - the earliest patent granted in Dundee for any jute product.


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