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John Crickmore Archer

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John Crickmore Archer (c1837-1908) of Archer and Anthony and on own account

1870 Dispute with his brother James Archer, Butcher.[1]

John Crickmore Archer built some vertical engines possibly in 1880s.[2]

1888 Sale of business. 'CALVERT STREET IRON WORKS, NORWICH. The costly Machinery, Engines, Boilers and Stock-in-Trade of an Engineer, comprising: A 6 H.P. Engine and Boiler, a 5 H.P. Engine, a 4 H.P. Engine and Boiler, AN ILLINGWORTH'S PATENT 8 IN. SCREW-CUTTING SURFACE LATHE, 7 IN. AND 5 IN. LATHES WITH IRON BED,, A 5 IN. LATHE ON WOOD BED, STEAM POWER DRILLING MACHINE, IRON SAW BENCH AND SPINDLE, PAIR NIPPING ROLLERS, SHAFTING, SMITH'S TOOLS, ANVIL, SETS of PATTERNS, STOCK-IN-TRADE, &c. MESSRS. HUNTER have received instructions from Mr. J. C. ARCHER, who is giving up business, to Sell by Auction, his Plant, Stock-in-Trade, and other Effects upon the premises, Calvert Street, Norwich, on Monday, July 23rd, 1688.'[3]

1898 Injured. Engine fitter at Messrs. Tidman engaged on the works at St. George's Bridge.[4] Note: His son was of the same name and this may refer to him

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Sources of Information

  1. Norwich Mercury - Saturday 16 April 1870
  2. Steam Engine Builders of Norfolk by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1948 by The Augustine Steward Press
  3. Norfolk Chronicle - Saturday 21 July 1888
  4. Eastern Evening News - Monday 12 September 1898