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Bold Street Foundry (Preston)

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1875 Advertisement: 'To Engineers, Millwrights, and Others. MR. JOHN FLETCHER has received Instructions to Sell by Auction, ...... at the Bold Street Foundry, Preston, the whole of the STOCK and PLANT of an engineer and millwright consisting of two new horizontal engines, 18-inch bore, with pumps, governors, wall boxes, fly wheels, &c. ; two new horizontal engines, 12-inch bore, complete with pumps, wall boxes, flywheels, &c. These four engines are all finished in a first rate manner, and are first class make. One planing machine, to take in 4 feet 8 inches wide, by 4 feet high, 20 feet long, self acting in all cuts, complete with overhead motion, by Earnshaw and Co., Halifax ; one new 11½-inch centre slide and screw cutting lathe, by Messrs. M. Buck and Son, Bolton, 24-feet bed, complete, with change wheels, motion, three faceplates, one extra carriage for boring out cylinders, and one boring bar and head ; one 10 inch centre and screw cutting gap lathe, ……. ; one three horse power vertical donkey engine, with pump and governors complete; one 9½inch back-geared lathe complete, with rests, two face plates, and overhead motion ; also one new single-speed hand lathe, with rests, face plate, and overhead motion - these two lathes on pitch pine lathe bed. 32 feet long; one new upright pillar drilling to take 26 inches by 3 feet 6 inches deep, with all drills and cutters complete, by Messrs. Buck and Sons, ; one pair of Head, Wrightson, patent chain blocks; one first class jib crane, both single and double geared: together with moulding boxes, erecting benches, vices, ladles, loam mixing bench, barrows, and other articles for the above trade. For further particulars see catalogues....'[1]


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  1. Liverpool Mercury, 16th July 1875