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Thomas W. Matthews

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Thomas W. Matthews of Imperial Ironworks, Hyde Road, West Gorton, Manchester, and subsequently Imperial Iron Works, Pendleton, Artesian Well Engineers, brassfounders, steam pump manufacturers.

Presumably the business of Thomas William Matthews

1900: Thomas Matthews, artesion well borer and engineer, moved to Imperial Iron Works, Pendleton, Salford. The new works covered 1 acre, and the buildings included the following: turning shop 140 ft by 33 ft; erecting shop 120 ft by 130 ft; Smithy, with five fires and a steam hammer; Pattern Shop 50 ft by 35 ft [1] The 1916/1922 O.S. map shows the works to be located on Canute Street, off Withington Street, with the L&Y railway behind. Adjacent factories included those of Thomas Bradford and Co, Lancaster and Tonge, and the Excelsior Glass Bottle Works [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1900/08/03
  2. 'The Godfrey Edition Old Ordnance Survey Maps: Salford (West) 1916, Lancashire Sheet 104.05' [1]