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John Railton

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of Cleaver Street, Blackburn

1842 Advert: 'Sale of valuable Slide and other Lathes, upright Drill, Tools, Steam Boiler, Steam Engine, Shafting, Gas Fixtures, &c.
By Mr. WM. SALISBURY, without the least reserve, on Thursday the 21st day of April, 1842, at tho mechanics' shop, smithy, foundry, and premises, occupied by Mr. John Bailton, situate in Cleaver-street, Blackburn, in the county of Lancaster:
THE very Valuable WORKING TOOLS, &c, including a 9-inch double-geered 12-feet slide lathe; 12-inch back-geered lathe: 12-inch single-geared lathe; three 9-inch do..... new power looms; assorted power loom castings, part fit up; 5 smiths'anvils; blocks; bellows; smiths' tools of various sorts; scrap iron; cubelo [cupola?] blowing fan; moulding boxes of various sorts; complete sets of iron and wood patterns; assorted castings; timber: joiners's benches; circular saws, with frames; line and cross shafting, with drums, pulley, and hangers.— Also large steam boiler and steam engine; gas meter, and all the gas fittings; counting-house desk; clock, and various valuable and useful effects requisite for the business.—Purchasers to pay the auction duty.—The sale to commence at ten o'clock in the forenoon prompt, and continue, without intermission, until the whole is sold. Catalogues will be ready six days previous to the day of sale, and may be had from Mr. John Railton, on the premises; or from Mr. Wm. Salisbury, the auctioneer, Strawberry Bank Cottage, Blackburn.[1]

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  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 9 April 1842