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Joshua Wright

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of Lower Fazeley Street, Birmingham

Machette (Matchet or Matchett) maker.

1841 Declared bankrupt [1]

1841 Advertisement: 'TO MACHINISTS, GRINDERS, HEAVY TOOL MANUFACTURERS, AND OTHERS. SALE AT THE MILLS, LOWER FAZELEY-STREET, BIRMINGHAM.
'To be SOLD by AUCTION, JOHN FALLOWS, at the premises as above, in the occupation of Joshua Wright, on Friday the 17th day December inst. the whole of the VALUABLE MACHINERY AND EFFECTS of the above-mentioned person, who is a bankrupt; comprising Shafts and Bearings. Stumps, five Grinding stones, complete, nine Spindles and Stones, quantity of loose Stones, cast iron Wheels, POWERFUL IRON TURNING LATHE, particularly adapted for Roll Turning, Bar, Rod, Hoop, and Scrap Iron, large Furnace and Stack complete, STEAM ENGINE, SET OF MATCHETT ROLLS, with Shafts, Pinions, and Beds complete, FORGE TILT HAMMER, and Machinery to same complete; pair of large Shears, quantity of Forged Matchetts, Sword Blades, and other Effects ; particulars of which will appear in catalogues, to be had at the offices of the Auctioneer, Temple-row, Birmingham 1 . Sale to commence at half past ten.' [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Worcestershire Chronicle, 8 December 1841
  2. Aris's Birmingham Gazette, 6th December 1841