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05 June 2013

1919 – Entrance, Skefko Ball Bearing Works, Luton, Bedfordshire

Architect: Alfred Brumwell Thomas Now known as SKF, it was founded in Gothenburg, Sweden by Sven Wingqvist, inventor of the double row self-aligning ball bearing. Founded in Luton in 1911 with 150 employees....

14 December 2012

1853 – W. & R. Jacob & Co.’s Biscuit Factory, Bishop Street, Dublin

The massive factory developed over several years for W. & R. Jacob & Co, who moved their small bakery from Waterford to Dublin. Vacated by Jacobs in 1976, after they moved to a...

29 October 2012

1896 – Gallaher Tobacco Factory, York Street, Belfast

Architect: Samuel Stevenson Architects Gallaher Tobacco Company, now part of Japan Tobacco, was originally founded in Derry in 1857 by Tom Gallaher. By 1896, he had opened the largest tobacco factory in the...