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Horwood and Monkman

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of Oldham

1839 Partnership dissolved: Joel Horwood, Joseph Ogden (Oldham), and James Monkman, Oldham, Lancashire, millwrights and engine makers, so far as regards J. Ogden.[1]

1845 Horwood & Monkman's automatic lubricator described and illustrated [2]

1845 Advert: 'Valuable Tools. By T. M. FISHER, early in March next, (unless previously disposed of by private contract,) on the premises, in Oldham, belonging to Messrs. Horwood and Monkman, who are declining the business:
The Whole of their Valuable MODERN TOOLS, by the best makers, and in capital working condition, comprising two 13-inch double-geared slide lathes, beds each 30 feet long by 1ft. 6-1/2in., 12-inch boring lathe, bed 8ft ft 6in. by 1ft. 6in.; heavy lathe, for boring and turning, with beck to take in large wheels; one 10-inch, two 12-inch, one 13-inch, and one 13 1/2-inch double-geared, one 8-inch and one 9-inch single speed lathes, fitted with face plates, chucks and screwing apparatus; excellent slottng machine, will take in wheels 5ft. diameter, and cut 1ft. 9in. deep; self-acting planing machine, bed 6ft. long, 2ft. 4in. wide, will take in 3ft. high; upright drilling machine, circular saw, grindstones, glazers, vices, benches, turners' tools, two wrought iron smithy cranes, three anvils, smiths' hammers and tools; capital foundry crane with chain and traversing motion, jib 23ft. long; wrought iron cupola, blowing fans and pipes, hand and crane ladles, core boxes and bars; core oven with railway and carriages, 12ft. long; beam and scales; cast, wrought, and scrap iron; also the very excellent assortment of patterns for spur, bevil, and mitre wheels; and first-rate set of patterns for pulleys, and for a 14-horse condensing steam engine, for several high pressure steam engines, and for all sorts of modern millwrights' work. The day of sale will announced shortly, when catalogues may be had from the Auctioneer, 21, Princess-street, Manchester.'[3]

1846 Advert: 'NOTICE is herehy that the PARTNERSHIP heretofore subsisting and carried on by us the undersigned, as millwrights, engineers and ironfounders, Oldham, in the county of Lancaster, and latterly also as cotton spinners at the same place, was this day DISSOLVED by mutual consent. All debts due and owing to by the said concern, will be received and paid by the said James Monkman.— Dated this 4th day of August, 1846.
Witness, Kay Clegg, Solicitor, Oldham.'[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. York Herald, 5 October 1839
  2. [1] The Practical Mechanic and Engineer's Magazine, December 1845
  3. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 8 February 1845
  4. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 8 August 1846