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Mather's Improved Elastic Metallic Piston and Patent Boring Machinery
of Salford Iron Works, Manchester.
c.1824 William Mather Senior and his father, Colin Mather, who had come to Manchester from Montrose, established a small machine works and iron foundry in Salford.
1834 Webster, Birch and Mather of Brown St, Salford, was closed; Colin Mather intended to carry on the business in the same manner.
1845 The business of W and C Mather prospered and the Mathers leased part of the Salford Iron Works.
1846 A fatal accident occurred at the premises at Spring Lane, Salford
1851 The partnership between William Mather and Colin Mather was dissolved; Colin Mather would settle all debts