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John Fletcher and Sons (Salford)

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April 1870.
1877 gas lamp from Blackfriar’s Bridge, linking Manchester and Salford, now at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry
January 1880.
June 1880.

of Eagle Foundry, Booth Street and Clowes Street, Salford.

Booth Street and Clowes Street ran parallel to each other, from Chapel Street to the banks of the River Irwell, close to Blackfriars Bridge. The 1849 O.S. map [1] shows the location of the Eagle Foundry, which was immediately adjacent to the Eagle Roller and Spindle Works. The two were probably unconnected, the latter being almost certainly the works of Harry Bentley and Co

Ironfounders and makers of grinding and mixing mills

1870 Description and illustrations of mortar mill with self-discharging apparatus.[2]

1876 Among the items paraded on wagons through Manchester in the May Day procession were 'a number of pulleys, of extraordinary dimensions, by Messrs. J. Fletcher and Sons, Salford, including two halves of a cast-iron pulley about 20 feet diameter, 3 feet 6 inches wide, 20 tons weight, and split with wrought-iron plates. This is said to be the largest pulley ever made at one operation'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Godfrey Edition Old Ordnance Survey Town Plans: Manchester Sheet 23: Manchester Victoria 1849
  2. [1] Engineering 25 Nov 1870, p.393
  3. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 6 May 1876