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of Old Church Yard, Manchester
Brass founders and textile machine makers.
1792 Advert: 'WANTED, JOURNEYMEN JOINERS, and one or two that are perfect in fitting up water machinery and mules.
Likewise, several Clock Makers, to fitt up the clock work for mules and water machines.
A good Iron and Wood Turner,—and a capital Smith and Filer, for spinning mules.
Also a Carder tor mule preparation, and a person that can make even Rovings, on a stretching frame.
Sober steady men will have great encouragement, either by wages or piece work.
Apply Ford and Almond’s Brass Foundry, Old Church Yard, Manchester.'
1798 Partnership dissolved between John Ford and John Almond, 30 December 1797