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John Varley (of Manchester)

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of Manchester

Machine makers

1826 Advertisement: 'To COTTON SPINNERS, SILK MANUFACTURERS, MAKERS-UP of REEL YARN, &c. JOHN VARLEY, Machine-maker, respectfully informs his Friends and the Public, that he CONTINUES TO MANUFACTURE TWIST PRESSES, for five and ten pound bundles; also PRESSES for SILK MANUFACTURERS, of entirely new principle; BOBBIN and COP REELS, of twenty, thirty, and forty hank; double and single BOBBIN REELS, with steam geers and spindles to preserve the bobbin ; all of which have shifting motions, and geered on the right hand ; MACHINES for COVERING ROLLERS with &c., DOUBLE BOBBIN REELS, for Linen Yarns, with forty spindles, self-shifting and steam geers ; one may now be seen ; which he is determined to offer to the public on very low terms, and of the best workmanship Workshop, No. 66, St- James's-street, near St. James's Church, Manchester.'[1]

1827 Advertisement: 'JOHN VARLEY, Maker, begs to return his sincere thanks to his Friends, for their kind and zealous services, on the occasion of the unfortunate Fire, which consumed his Premises, in St. James- street, on Thursday night. He further begs to inform them and the Public in general, that having TWO WORKSHOPS in PORTLAND STREET FACTORY, No. 72, Silver-street, opposite the end of the Infirmary ; his business, until he can make further arrangements, will be carried on in the Premises, No. 72, SILVER-STREET, at which place he shall be happy to receive the ORDERS of his Customers.' [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 28th October 1826
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, Saturday 31st March 1827