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Williams Brothers (Lambeth)

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of College Wharf, Belvidere Road, Lambeth, London

1831 Advert: 'TO ENGINEERS, MILLWRIGHTS, CONTRACTORS, AND OTHERS.
MESSRS. WILLIAMS, Brothers, Engineers, of College-wharf, Belvidere-road, Lambeth, having completed their MACHINERY for TURNING and BORING, beg to offer to the London and adjoining trade, heavy Turning and Boring as cheap as it can be done in the country. Cylinders from seven feet in diameter and eleven feet long down to two feet in diameter, bored in an upright boring-mill, warranted perfectly true. Boring 6s. a superficial foot. Turning 3s. Goods for turning or boring landed at their wharf free of expense. Engines on Boulton and Watt’s principle altered to consume from to 50 per cent, less fuel, on a simple plan and small cost, warranted. A Four-horse Condensing Engine, nnd two High-pressure Engines, of one-horse power each, to be Sold. Two or Three-horse Steam-power, and other conveniences, to be Let would suit Grinders, &c.'[1]

1831 Partnership between O. and R. Williams dissolved[2]

1832 Advert: 'SALES BY AUCTION.
To Engineers, Millwrights, Lathe Manufacturers, and Others.—The Lease of the Premises, excellent Plant and Utensils, Steam Engines, Boring Mill, powerful Lathes, and Effects ; College Wharf, Belvidere Road, Lambeth, Surrey By PAULIN, SON, and HERNE,
On the Premises, COLLEGE WHARF, BELVIDERE ROAD, LAMBETH, On TUESDAY, May 1, at Twelve, (Unless previously Disposed of together by Private Contract,)
THE LEASE of the PREMISES, suitable for the manufacture of steam engines, or any other business where extensive buildings and water carriage are required ; held by Leases for about nine years, at moderate rents.
Immediately after the above, and following Day, will he Sold, the valuable PLANT and UTENSILS in TRADE, consisting of a capital steam engine of six-horse power, a most powerful 20-inch self-acting lathe, to turn rods, bars, or rollers, from 1 to 24 inches diameter, and 20 feet long, an excellent upright boring mill with fluted columns, calculated to bore cylinders from 18 inches to 7 feet in diameter, 10 feet long, a 12 inch cylinder engine, experimental ditto, two one-horse power high pressure engines with copper boilers, a most powerful 4-ton iron crane, eight capital lathes with slide, rest, and tools, a bolt-screwing machine, screwing tackle, forges, case hardening furnace, large weighing machine and weights, cranes, large collection of engineers’ tools, patterns of steam engines, boring mills, &c. workbenches with screws and vices, smiths’ tools, and great variety of other valuable effects. May be viewed three Days preceding the Sale. Catalogues and Particulars....'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Morning Advertiser - Thursday 11 August 1831
  2. Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser - Saturday 5 November 1831
  3. Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser - Wednesday 25 April 1832