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1801 Advertisement. 'TURNING LATHE AND TOOLS - A Variety of SUNDRY IMPLEMENTS, With some hard wood, the property of a Gentleman, Apply at Holtzapffel's Tool Manufactory, No. 118. Long-acre. N.B. An assortment of New Engines, Portable Lathes, Rose Engines, Portable Furnace, and Grinding Apparatus.'
1810 Fire. 'A dreadful fire broke out last week at the house of Messrs. Holtzapffel and Deyerlein's engine and lathe manufactory, in Long Acre, which consumed the whole of the premises, and communicated to the adjoining house belonging to Messrs. Kempsten and Fairburn, leather sellers, which was also burnt the ground. The Crown public house was also very much damaged. The engines arrived as soon as the alarm was given, but no water could procured for near an hour, on account of the frost. The inmates house escaped with great difficulty'
1811 Ornamental turning lathe preserved in Australia. Photo here.
1815 Advert. '.....Holtzapffel and Deyerlein beg to inform Parents and Guardians that they have at present a great variety of Turning Lathes, Tool Chests, or single Instruments, etc. calculated for the above purposes; with many useful or Fancy Articles. Apply at No. 10, Cockspur-street, Charing cross'
1818 Advert. 'Mechanical Implements - Holtzapffel and Deyerlein, Engine, Lathe and Tool Manufacturers, No. 10, Cockspur-street, 2 Charing-cross, beg most respectfully to acquaint their numerous Friends, that they have for the present season added considerably to their Stock, Mechanical Apparatus and Working Tools, consisting of Lathes and other Machinery, Work Benches, and Chests of Tools for general purposes, for home consumption and for exportation, the quality of which they flatter themselves is sufficiently known. Dealers in Hardwood and Ivory. Mechanical Laboratories for Amateurs completely fitted up in town or country.'
1823 Advert. 'Mechanical Tools. Holtzapffel and Deyerlein, 64, Charing-cross, late of Cockspur-street. Manufacturers of Engines, Lathes, Mechanical and Edge Tools, beg most respectfully to inform the Public, and such of their customers who have not yet visited their present House, that they have added many articles to their already extensive Stock in the General Tool line. Also Cutlery in all its Branches, warranted equal in quality to their Edge Tools, at reduced prices, for ready money. Merchants supplied as usual. Dealers in Foreign Wood and Ivory. Catalogues with present prices, may be had on application to 64, Charing-cross.'
1825 Theft. 'John Jackson was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of November, 1 vice, value 5s.; 1 piece of ivory, value 6s.; 2 sets of letters, value 12s.; 1 opera-glass, value 5s., and 1 snuff-box, value 4s., the goods of John Jacob Holtzapffel, and Johana Gorg Deyerlein , his masters.'
1827 Became Holtzapffel and Co after the death of Deyerlein