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James Dodge and Co

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of Atlantic Works, Newton Heath, Manchester

1880 Advertisement: 'Valuable Leasehold Steel Tool Works, situate at Newton Heath. Manchester. By Messrs. Thomas Mulliner & Co., at the Mitre Hotel, Cathedral-yard, on Tuesday, August 31, at five for six o'clock the evening, subject to conditions of sale to be then produced, Valuable STEEL TOOL WORKS, known as the Atlantic Works, and now in the occupation of James Dodge and Co. Limited, manufacturers of steel files, hammers, and saws, situate adjoining the Rochdale Canal, and fronting to Grimshaw-lane, Newton Heath, near Manchester, together with Engine, Boilers, and Mainshafting. The buildings comprise office, furnace-house, steel-rolling shed, forging shop, grinding shop, file-cutting shop, mechanics' shop, saw-cutting house, saw-hardening house, joiners' shop, stores, engine and boiler house, chimneys, and all necessary buildings. The engine is a fine horizontal condensing steam engine 34in. cylinder 54in. Stroke. The boilers comprise double flued boiler, 30ft. by 7ft. And improved 50 horse boiler. The area of the site is 10,003 square yards which is leasehold for 999 years from the 28th of November 1863, subject to an annual ground rent of £104 4s. and upon the land is space for further building. The buildings are suitable for many manufacturing purposes, and are situated close to rail and canal.-For further particulars apply to the Auctioneers……'[1]

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  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 19th August 1880