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Tonge Villa, Middleton, near Manchester.
Wind Cowls. 
1887 C. Fairbairn of Sale, Cheshire, and M. Wells of Manchester, patented apparatus for forging - by rollers - conoidal projectiles and other articles of circular transverse section. Patent No. 2499, 17 February 1887. Described and illustrated in The Engineer . Was this Charles Fairbairn?