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Titanic Steel Co

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of New Islington, Manchester.

Formerly by Bott and Hackney

1887 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, Joseph Elton Bott and Samuel John Hackney, trading under the style or firm of the Titanic Steel Co., as Steel Founders, at Pott-street, New Islington, Manchester has been dissolved ...'[1]

1893 The Titanic Steel Company wound up. '...That the Company be wound-up voluntarily under the provisions of the Companies Acts, 1862 to 1890; and that Samuel John Hackney, of Step Bridge, New Islington, Manchester, be and he is hereby appointed Liquidator...'[2]


The 1893 O.S. map shows a 'Steel Wks' at the north end of Pott Street, east side, just before the road curved round to meet Union Street. Nearby, a footbridge (Step Bridge) crossed the Rochdale Canal to meet Prussia Street.

The 1928 Goad's Insurance Plans show that the site was occupied by a wire mill and a 'Chemical Fac', by which time the northern end of Pott Street had been renamed St Vincent Street.

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