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Fawcett and Shackleton

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Fawcett & Shackleton, Victoria Works, Shannon Street, Marsh Lane, and St Andrews Foundry, Leeds

  • 1868 Exhibited a patent cloth-cutting machine at the Leeds Industrial Exhibition [1]
  • 1869 Death of Thomas Renton, Park Lane, Leeds, late manager for Fawcett & Shackleton[2]
  • 10" centre height screw cutting lathe, with powered cross-feed and facility for turning spherical surfaces using automatic feed [3]
  • 1871 Supplied an 18 HP stationary steam engine for the Native Guano Company's experimental sewage station at Bolton[4]
  • Makers of Schofield's patent brick-making machines [5]
  • 1870 'The Shocking Death of a Leeds Engineman — An inquest was held yesterday, before Mr Emslev the borough coroner, on John Wm. Carter (20) who was employed as engineman at Messrs. Fawcett and Shackleton a St. Andrew's Foundry, Kirkstall road, Leeds. While employed about the machinery on the preceding afternoon, the deceased was caught between the wall and the fly-wheel, and was shockingly crushed, his skull being frightfully shattered. He died almost immediately. The engine, a ten-horse one, was brought to a stand by the mishap. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death." Deceased leaves a widow and child.'[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Leeds Times, 10 October 1868
  2. Leeds Times, 10 April 1869
  3. The Cyclopaedia of Machine and Hand-Tools by W J Macquorn Rankine, MacKenzie, 1869
  4. London Standard, 7 October 1871
  5. Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 1 April 1872
  6. Sheffield Independent, 7 July 1870