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Maclea and March

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1884 Boring Machine

Maclea & March of Union Foundry, Dewsbury Road, Leeds, Brass and Iron Founders

Charles Gascoigne Maclea and Joseph Ogdin March

1825 Commenced in business when they ordered a cupola from Longden, Newton and Co

1834 Listed as iron and brass founders, flax and tow machine makers and manufacturers of hydraulic presses. Of Union foundry, Dewsbury Road, Leeds. [1]

Makers of machinery, including machine tools, hydraulic presses and textile machinery (mentioned in various Leeds directories, including White's Directory of 1837)

1848 Four machine tools by Maclea & March were described and illustrated in the 'Supplément à tous les ouvrages sur l'art du tourneur'[2]

See also 1862 London Exhibition: Catalogue: Class 7.: Maclea and March

1884 Special boring machine for Hathorn, Davey and Co of Leeds (see Mechanical World & Steam Users' Journal, 27 March 1884)

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Sources of Information

  1. 1834 General and Commercial Directory of Leeds
  2. [1] Supplément à tous les ouvrages sur l'art du tourneur, Paris 1848