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William Jones and Sons

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1883. Friction hoist.
April 1913.

of Bewsey Mill Foundry, of Warrington.

The premises were formerly used by Newton and Gibson‎‎

See William Jones

1870 Advert: 'MESSRS. THOMAS & SAMUEL JONES beg to inform their friends and the public that they have now succeeded to the business of Ironfounders, Millwrights, Engineers, and Boiler Manufacturers, lately carried on by them at Bewsey Mill, in Warrington, in partnership with their father, who is now retiring from the firm. The business will be carried on under the old style of William Jones & Sons, and every effort will be made to give satisfaction. Warrington, March 24th, 1870.'[1]

1876 Four-horsepower vertical engine and boiler illustrated [2]

1884 Merged with John Fiechter, Sons and Co.[3]

HEATLEY, KIRK, PRICE, and GOULTY are instructed by Messrs. William Jones and Sons, who are giving up business, to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, on WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, & FRIDAY NEXT, June 10th 11th, & 12th. at the BEWSEY MILL FOUNDRY, WARRINGTON, the entire contents of the said works. The catalogue will include steam boiler and engine; numerous lathes up to 15in, centres, drilling, planing, slotting, screwing, and riveting machines; over-head and jib cranes, boiler makers and foundry plant, contents of stores and smiths' shop, patterns; letters patent, of "Sear's" adjustable brush flour bolt cleaner, and of "Jone's" friction hoist. The new stock will comprise several horizontal engines up to 15in. diameter, combined vertical engines and boilers, steam winches, friction hoist, single and double geared crabs, and other effects.
Further particulars and catalogues - to be had from Messrs. ROBERT DAVIES & Co, Solicitors, Warrington; William HENRY Esq , Town Clerk, Warrington : or from the AUCTIONEERS, Albert-square, Manchester, and 52, Queen Victoria-street, London. E.C.' [4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Warrington Examiner - Saturday 2 April 1870
  2. The Engineer 1876/12/01 p375 & p385
  3. Warrington Examiner - Saturday 27 September 1884
  4. Runcorn Examiner - Saturday 6 June 1885