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Rushton and Eckersley

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c1843 The first order for James Nasmyth's steam-hammer came from Rushton and Eckersley of Bolton Ironworks

One of the owners was Thomas Lever Rushton

1848 James Nasmyth refers to 'my valued friend Thomas Lever Rushton of the Bolton Ironworks

1854 James Nasmyth refers to 'My friend, Thomas Lever Rushton, proprietor of the Bolton Ironworks

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