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James Seville (Manchester)

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Vulcan Works, Holland-street, off Butler-street, Islington, Oldham Road, Manchester

1847 'Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned, JAMES SEVILL & JAMES SLATER, carrying on business at the Vulcan Works, situate in Holland-street, Newton, near Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, as brass and iron founders, under the style or name of "James Seville" was DISSOLVED by mutual consent .....[1]

1848 Sale Notice: 'Vulcan Works, Holland-street, off Butler-street, Islington, Oldham Road, Manchester.—To Machine and Tool Makers, &c. &c.
MR. KIRK is instructed by Mr. James Seville, the proprietor of the above works (who is declining the machine and tool-making business, but continuing that of a brass and iron founder), to SELL BY AUCTION, on Tuesday next, March 21st, 1848, on the premises of the works as above, the following MACHINERY, &c. viz, a large quantity of metal drum and pulley (patterns) turned inside and out; four glaziers, with turned and polished shaft and pedestal, quite new; one 12-inch back-geered lathe, universal chuck, with rest, top speed, counter shaft, and hangers, by Glasgow; one ditto, 10-inch do. with rest, top speed, counter shaft, and hangers; 8 1/2-inch back-geered lathe, with counter shaft, top speed and hangers; 6-inch wood turning lathe, 8-feet slide lathe, counter shaft and hangers; upright drill; 2 1/2-inch turned shaft, 24 feet long; with six drums, various sizes; two sets of lathe bearers; set of mule and throstle patterns; screwing machine; smiths' bellows and hearth, brickwork, &c.; anvil and block; smiths tools; quantity of new steel; two joiners' benches, and a variety of other property. For particulars, see catalogues, which may be had of the Auctioneer, at his offices, 17, High-street, Manchester.—Sale to begin at eleven o'clock prompt.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Examiner - Saturday 4 September 1847
  2. Manchester Examiner - Saturday 18 March 1848