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Ben Thompson

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of Nottingham

1828 Advert: 'ONE CONCERN. On Wednesday, Jan. 23d, 1828. On the Premises of Mr. Frank Hallam, New Bridge-street, Leen-side, Nottingham.
TWIST NET MACHINES, Foot Lathes, by the late Ben Thompson, Twenty Dozen New Files, Anvils, Bench Vice, &c.
At Ten in the Forenoon of Wednesday, the 23d. January, 1828, on the Premises of Mr. Frank Leen-side, Nottingham,
Will be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr. MORLEY,
All the working SMITHS’ TOOLS, consisting of a pretty Three-foot Turning Lathe, by Ben Thompson, One Four-feet Foot Lathe, with Slide Rest, by the same eminent Lathe-maker. One Four-feet Turning Lathe, with good Slide Rest, by Lowe, Twenty-six Pair of Bench Vice, of various weights. Two Anvils, nearly new. about 2 cwt. each, Eight Punching Engines, or Presses, of various sizes. Hand Lathes,' Twenty Dozen of new Files. Eighteen cast Steel Bench Stakes, Screw plates and Taps. Frame Saws, Braces, Broaches, Rim-squares, old Files, an Eight-Quarter Set of Twelve-Point Circular Bolt Bobbins and Carriages, Vice Benches, Warping Mills, of great widths. Stove and Piping, Writing Desk, and other Effects, deserving Public attention.
Catalogues which may be had at the Review-Office, and on the Premises, Wednesday, the 16th Instant.
And at Three o' Clock in the Afternoon of the aforesaid 23d January,
Two Twist Net Pusher Machines, Together with Winding Tackle to each of them, in Two Lots, described below —viz.
Lot 1. One 63-Inch 10-Point Pusher Twist Machine, and Winding Tackle.
Lot 2. One 11-Point Pusher Twist Machine, and Winding Tackle.
To be seen making prime Breadths, in the same Factory where the Tools are, any time before and at the Auction.'[1]

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  1. Nottingham Review and General Advertiser for the Midland Counties - Friday 11 January 1828