The principal articles of manufacture have long been sailcloth, cordage, linen and fishing-nets.
Small vessels, with thin masts, light rigging & sailcloth, & a lower freeboard need less wind & smaller waves.
He came from Dundee, where he was born in 1804, and opened a business making sailcloth in Gothenburg.
However, tho sailcloth manufacturers are not shown to be in Yeovil, rope and twine, and sack and sacking manufacturers are included.
The industries include the spinning of jute, flax, hemp and cotton, iron-founding, brewing, and the manufacture of machinery, fishing-nets, sailcloth, sacks, casks, and soap. There are also saw-and flour-mills, petroleum refineries and oil-works.