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John Jones and Co

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Windbore (the lowest section of pump suction pipe, with strainer), from a Newcomen engine, found when excavating the Avon Ring Road. On display in the Kingswood Heritage Museum. The label states that the date 4/3/1777 is chiselled into the casting

of Bristol

1775 Supplied parts (iron pumps) for a Newcomen Engine to Richard Trevithick (Senior)

1788 Advertisement: 'IRON FOUNDERY, BRISTOL. THE Iron-Foundery Business carried on for many years past in this city, under the firm of JOHN JONES and Co. in consequence of the late decease of John Jones, is now carried on in all its branches by JOHN WINWOOD, the surviving Partner; who most respectfully solicits a continuance of the favours of the friends of the late partnership, and also those of the public in general. March 25, 1788. JOHN WINWOOD.'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 9 June 1788