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Mount Sion Print Works

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of Radcliffe Bridge

1839 Sale Notice: 'Important to Calico Printers, &c.— Sale of upwards of 1100 Newly Engraved Copper Rollers, Engraving Machinery, Utensils, Implements, Farming Stock, and a variety of Other valuable Effects, at Mount Sion Print Works, near Radcliffe Bridge.
Mr. J. W. SHAW respectfully announces that he is instructed to SELL BY AUCTION, on Wednesday and Thursday, the 4th and 5th days of September next, Mount Mount Sion Print Works, near Radcliffe Bridge, lately occupied by Messrs. Horrox and Co., 1130 9-8 and 7-8 ENGRAVED COPPER ROLLERS, the greater part of which have been recently engraved, with a great variety of new and expensive styles, not yet offered to the public, and are particularly deserving the attention of the trade; the whole of the valuable engraving machinery, nearly new, and of the most approved make and principle, comprising two engraving machines, pair of claws, machine for engraving mills, turning lathe with extra slide rest, flywheel and frame, punch blocks, for the above rollers, quantity of old mills, steel benches, vices. &c ; two new kiers, for from to 600 to 760 pieces, and four iron dye becks, with geering complete, not fixed; forcing machine, 36 extra maundrills; sycamore and paper callender and squeezer bowls, iron and copper pans, large quantity new dipping frames and drying rails; together with the whole of the loose utensils, implements, &c, throughout the works; large quantity new flags for cisterns; bricks, old brass, copper, and iron; new old timber, scale beams, bottoms, and weights, mechanics', smiths', and joiners' tools, and a great variety of other useful and valuable effects incidental to the trade. Also the whole of the valuable Farming Stock, comprising seven superior draught horses, cart and chain geers, seven various carts, about thirty tons of new and exceedingly well got hay, two hay cutters, stable utensils, &c.
The sale will commence each day at eleven o'clock in the forenoon.- Catalogues are in course of preparation, and may be had one week prior to the sale, together with any further information required, on the premises, on application to Messrs. Slagg & Co., Pall-Mall, Messrs. SALE and WOTHINGTON, Solictors, Fountain-street; to the Auctioneer, 29,Princess-street, Manchester.'[1]


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  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 24 August 1839