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Cheese press: exhibit at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre
1848 wrought and cast iron gate at Mark church
Detail of wrought and cast iron gate at Mark church, 1848
Bollards, recycled for use on a bridge near Mark
Local sign, by local people
Cider apple mill at Hestercombe House, Somerset

Also Albert Day & Sons, of Mark Foundry, at Mark, near Highbridge, Somerset

Bath and West of England Society annual exhibition - exhibits: 'Albert Day, Mark Foundry, Mark, Bridgwater, Somerset. — Double-roller apple mill, with stone rollers, haymaking machine, improved and manufactured by the exhibitor, gently raises and turns the hay without beating out the seeds ; Day's improved horse rake No. 1, collects the hay and clean rakes the ground by once going over it; Day's double cheese press, improved and manufactured by the exhibitor.' [1]

1893 'Mr. Albert Day, of Mark, one of the best known figures in agricultural engineering centres in the West of England, died on Monday aged 85.' [2]

1893 '....A beautifully compiled memoir was read by the preacher the conclusion of the sermon, of which we submit the following:— "We do not know the date of the late Mr Day’s settlement in Mark. He served a long and hard apprenticeship as a blacksmith, at Pawlett, and entered into business for himself, first at Watchfield, from whence he removed, after a very little while, to Mark, somewhere about 55 years ago. Commencing as a country smith he developed, by his own genius and industry, the business in several branches, as carried on him until his death. ...'[3]

1909 Albert Day & Sons of Mark Foundry advertising dynamo and motor castings in special annealed grey iron, transformer cases, brackets, etc.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Western Gazette, 18 June 1864
  2. Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 30 November 1893
  3. Weston-super-Mare Gazette, and General Advertiser - Saturday 9 December 1893
  4. [1] Auto Transformer Design by Alfred H. Avery, Spon, 1909