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Burlington Street Foundry

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of Ulverston

1874 Advert: 'Burlington St. Foundry, Ulverston. Messrs. W. Telford & Co., having TAKEN the above premises to announce to the Proprietors of Iron Works, Irob Ore Mines, &c., and Others, that they are now prepared to execute Orders in the ENGINEERING BUSINESS in all its Branches.
W. T. and Co are appointed Agents for the sale of Goods Manufactured by Messrs. Tangye Brothers, Engineers, Birmingham. Prices and other particulars on application>'[1]

1880 Advert: 'Burlington Street Foundry, Ulverston, Lancashire
WHEATLEY, KIRK, PRICE, & GOULTY
Are instructed to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION on Tuesday, the 23rd November, 1880, commencing at 10 for 11 o'clock prompt,
THE ENTIRE CONTENTS of the above Foundry. The catalogue will include 15in. double-geared slide and surfacing lathe, on 20 ft. gap bed, with extra set 12in. headstocks; 10in. screw-cutting lathe, on 18ft. gap bed ; 12in. wood turning lathe, 15ft. bed ; planing machine, to plane 8ft. by 3ft. by 2 1/2ft., with two tool boxes, vertical geared drilling machine, 3cwt. steam hammer. loam mill, cupola, 10-horse horizontal engine, by Tangye ; double-flued boiler, 17ft. by 5 1/2ft. ; band saw, 9in. boring bar, 9ft. long ; new pair 12in horizontal winding engines, in progress ; 6in, single ditto, in progress ; moulders', fitters', turners',and other tools and appliances ; 20in. and 30in. Schielle's fans, Whitworth's screwing tackle ; differential pulley blocks, about 15 tons moulding boxes, smiths tools and appliances, sheer legs, crab, contents of store and offices. patterns for 6in. 12in. and 16in. horizontal engines, mortar mills, plummer blocks, &c.; anvils, vices, bar iron, pipes, scrap, and other valuable items. The machines are principally by Campbells and Hunter. Catalogues ... [2]


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Sources of Information

  1. Ulverston Mirror and Furness Reflector, 3 January 1874
  2. Ulverston Mirror and Furness Reflector - Saturday 13 November 1880