Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Westgate Foundry

From Graces Guide

of Wakefield

1808 Advert: 'WESTGATE-FOUNDRY, WAKEFIELD,
JOSEPH HUMBLE,
Iron and Brass Founder, and Steam Engine Manufacturer,
BEGS leave to inform his Friends and the Public in general, that he has extended, and is very much improving, his Works Upon Westgate Common, Wakefield, where he casts and fits up all kinds of Brass and Iron Goods, Mill-Work, and Machinery.
J. H. can, at the same time, assure them, that any Orders they may favour him with for STEAM ENGINES, Will be punctually attended to and executed on the best construction, with the latest improvements, and in a manner which, he trusts, will not be surpassed by anyone.
To superintend his Works, he has lately engaged Mr. J. ROUTLEDGE, whose abilities as an Engineer are well known.
May 10, 1808.[1]

1814 Sale Notice: 'Sale of Foundry Utensils.
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Messrs, SENIOR & SON, Salc of Foundry Utensils. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Messrs, SENIOR & SON, On Monday the 26th Day of September, 1814, and Five following Days, on the Premises occupied by the late Mr Joseph Humble, on Westgate Common, near Wakefeld, in the County of York,
ALL the Valuable and Modern TOOLS, used in these extensive Works, consisting of a Twelve Horse Bolton and Watt's Patent Engine, nearly new, Boring Engines, Grinding Mill, Throws or Lathes, Foundry Crane, several Sets of Models for Engines, complete, a great Quantity of Models for Wheels and other Articles, Set of Brass Pot and Posnit Moulds, Casting Boxes, a Quantity of new Castings of different Sorts, Two Air and One Brass Furnace, Cupola, Smiths' Tools, Benches, and a great Variety of other Articles.
Catalogues to be had .....'[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. York Herald - Saturday 21 May 1808
  2. Leeds Mercury, 17 September 1814