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.

Jackson Brothers (Machinery)

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From Bleaching and Finishing of Cotton. 1918.
From Bleaching and Finishing of Cotton. 1918.

of Bolton.

1878 'Explosion at Bolton. - A singular accident occurred on Saturday afternoon at the foundry of Messrs. Jackson Brothers, Church Wharf, Bolton. A number of men had just completed the casting of a bleacher's kier eight feet in diameter. They were standing round the kier waiting for the casting to set, preparatory to removing the brickwork, when, without the slightest, warning, it exploded. Two of the men, named Lawrence Bergun and William Parker, were seriously burnt, while five others sustained injuries which necessitated their removal home in cabs. The explosion is supposed to have been caused by the generation of foul air in the mould. The moulding shop was slightly damaged.'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Evening News, 1 July 1878