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of Hope Foundry, St. George's Street, Little Bolton
Presumably successor to Thompson and Swift
1828 Iron and brass founders, manufacturers of steam engines, hydraulic presses, weighing machines, gas light apparatus, mill machinery, sugar mills and constructors of fire proof buildings 
1834 Secondhand 19 HP engine by Thompson, Swift & Co advertised for sale, along with cotton spinning machinery, by Bannister Eccles & Co, Blackburn
1833 Partnership change. '...we the undersigned, Thomas Thompson, William Swift, and Joseph Cole, carrying on business in Copartnership of Brass and Iron-Founder, at Little Bolton, in the County of Lancaster, and also as Deli-men and Stone-Getters, at Halliwell, in the said county under the firm of Thompson, Swift and Cole, have this day mutualy dissolved the said Copartnership so far as regards the said William Swift, who retires from the said concern; all debts will be received and paid by the said Thomas Thompson and Joseph Cole, by whom the said business or respective -businesses will in future be carried on...'
Succeeded by Thompson and Cole at Hope Foundry