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George Horrocks

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of Manchester.

1821 Advert: 'Improved DRYING & FINISHING MACHINE, for the use of Bleachers, Calico Pinters, and also Woollen and Silk Manufacturers.
George Horrocks respectfully informs Gentlemen engaged in the above trades above that he has recently made great improvements in the DRYING and FINISHING MACHINES originally invented by him, which, by simplifying their construction, and rendering unecessary the and cocks and valves heretofore used, produce an important saving in the expence of setting them to work, and reduce, in a great degree, the attention and trouble necessary on the part of the workmen who superintend them.
One of these machines, which costs not more than £135, is equal to the drying of not less than 100 pieces of prints per hour; machines on the improved construction are now at work at Messrs. Goodier and Fowden's Calender-house, Crow-alley, Manchester, and at Mr. Benjamin Binyon's Print Works, Ardwick Bridge; at either of which places they may be seen by Ticket.
These Machines are executed for account of the Inventor by Messrs. William Webster and Sons, Printing Machine-maker, Hanover-street; and orders will be received by the Agent for the sale of them, Mr. I. R. LAMB, at Messrs. Clough and Hill's, No. 85, Market-street, who will give Tickets of admission to gentlemen wishing to see the machines in work.'[1]


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  1. Manchester Guardian - Saturday 28 July 1821