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WANTED, TWO or THREE FIRST-RATE HAMMER MEN; who have been accustomed to uses and Heavy Shafting, to whom constant employment and liberal wages will be given.
Apply to Rushton and Eckersley, Bolton Forge. None but competent workmen need apply.' 
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