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Hindsford Foundry

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of Tyldesley, Lancs

1857 Advertising as William Lewis and Sons, iron and brass founders, makers of stoves, kitchen ranges, thrashing machines, etc.[1]

1873 Advertising as Lewis and Owen.

1886 24 ft long cast iron girder weighing 4-5 tons was made for Monk and Newall, one of several for a new branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. It was cast under the superintendence of Arthur Kiveton, foreman to Daniel Owen.[2]

1900 Trading as James Burton and Sons.

1923 ACCIDENTALLY ELECTROCUTED. An inquest was held Richard Pearson, married, a moulder at Hindsford Foundry, Lancashire, who was electrocuted whilst holding a ladle of molten metal driven from an electric crane. Two other men escaped with shock. The jury’s verdict was that Pearson was accidentally electrocuted through a defective crane.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Leigh Chronicle and Weekly District Advertiser - Saturday 12 December 1857
  2. Leigh Chronicle and Weekly District Advertiser - Friday 14 May 1886
  3. Belfast News-Letter - Friday 14 September 1923