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Bell and Cowen

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of Beck Works, Nottingham

See also R. Cowen and Co

W. BELL (late of LONG ROW, Ironmonger) having, in conjunction with E. COWEN, purchased these intensive and old-established Works, which are now carrying on under the firm of "BELL and COWEN," they beg to apprise their Friends and the Public in general, that they are manufacturing, as heretofore, the following Articles, viz.:—
STEAM ENGINES and BOILERS, fitted up complete.
Wrought Iron PANS, suitable for Bleachers and Dyers.
Wrought Iron TANKS and GASOMETERS of every description.
Hydraulic and Screw PRESSES, upon the most approved principle.
Slide LATHES, of various sizes, upright DRILLS, Iron planing, Screw cutting, Iron rolling, Shafting and Pullies complete for MACHINERY, of the best kind, Steam Piping, &c. for Manufactories.
Also the manufacturing of the most improved COOKING APPARATUS, with and without Steam Closets.
Register and every description of STOVE GRATES, Bronzed and Black-leaded FENDERS, in great variety.
Dr. Arnott's celebrated STOVE, made in the best manner, round and square, plain and ornamental.
Uniform OVENS and_ BOILERS, from 11 to 18 inches.
Machinery CASTINGS, both in Iron and Brass.
Wrought and Cast Iron PALISADING fitted up with an Improved Cast Iron Coping.
Iron HURDLES and FENCING for Parks;
and Smith's Work, in all its branches.
Every Article made in a superior manner, and at reasonable prices.
B. and C. having, since their commencement, gone minutely into the prime cost of every Article manufactured at the BECK WORKS, they are enabled to offer Goods to their Friends on much better terms than before.
N.B. particular attention paid to Break-downs of Steam Engines, and repairs of Engine Boilers. A set of men kept expressly for that purpose.' [1]

1858 Robert Cowen retired from business; his son George Roberts Cowen continued the business as G. R. Cowen and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. Nottingham Journal - Friday 10 January 1840