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Towle, Teggin and Carter

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1867. Combined slotting and planing machine.

of Bridgewater Ironworks, Salford.

Assumed successors to Creighton, Teggin and Carter

1875 Advertisement for sale of equipment, stock in trade, etc., owing to dissolution of partnership of Towle, Teggin & Carter. Workshop equipment included a Massey double standard steam hammer and two new horizontal 20 HP steam engines. Newly-made equipment included 'massive new double-ended punching and shearing machines' [1]

1875 Report in 'The Engineer' on the sale of the contents of the works, which resulted from dissolution of partnership [2] The report observed that the castings were made in their own foundry at Springfield Lane, and '...were almost Whitworthian - if we may be allowed to coin a word - in character; they were beautifully smooth, so that in some instances, if it had not been for the distinction of paint and bright work, it would be almost difficult to tell where the worked portion finished and the actual skin of the casting commenced.'

The report commented that good prices were generally obtained. Patterns, more commonly sold for firewood, were evidently bought for re-use, judging by the prices realised. The sale included a 5 cwt steam hammer, the first steam hammer made by Massey; numerous machine tools of every description, new and used, mostly made by Towle, Teggin & Carter. These included a horizontal boring machine for boring up to 8 ft dia, and a planing machine suitable for items up to 28 ft and 6 ft 3" square; a Sharp & Furnival's patent slot drilling machine; two new 20 HP engines, 16" bore 32" stroke, 10 ft flywheel and a used table engine 12" bore, 24" stroke, 8 ft dia flywheel, all made by Towle, Teggin & Carter; patterns for horizontal, vertical and diagonal engines; patterns for a sugar mill; patterns for a 10 ton crane. The works was equipped with a 5 ton overhead crane.


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Sources of Information

  1. Liverpool Mercury - Saturday 6 November 1875
  2. 'The Engineer' 10 December 1875