In 1849 Cornelius Whitehouse founded the Globe Tube Works at Holloway Bank, the first joint stock limited company in the town.
Unfortunately he was no businessman and the company failed in the 1875-1886 depression, the only tube works to do so. He died in poverty in 1883.
The works reopened in 1882 after being acquired by John Spencer.
The factory remained in business until 1935 when John Spencer Limited was taken over and closed by Stewarts and Lloyds.
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