Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 146,028 pages of information and 231,556 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
of Macclesfield, and later of Ashbourne
1768 Advert: 'New inverted Oval Lathes. WILLIAM SUTTON of Macclesfield, Brazier, and Joseph Barnett, having at great Pains, Study, and Expence, perfected a Machine for turning Ovals of any Form, in Wood, Metal or Clay, from three to thirty Inches or upwards, in as true, complete, and expeditious a Manner as any other Lathe turns Rounds; and, at the same Time, embellish any Piece of Work with any Scollop or Enrichment required; takes this Method of informing the Public, that they are willing to furnish any Person or Persons with such Machines, upon proper Encouragement. At the same Place may be had, Oval Tea Trays, Hand-Boards, and Picture-Frames.
N. B. The said Machine will Turn any Sort of Engine-Work or Common Rounds, in such a Manner as we flatter ourselves was never perform'd before. 
WILLIAM SUTTON late of Ashborne, in the county of Derby, Turner in Iron and Wood, having assigned his Effects to Mr. Humphrey Webb and Mr. Wm. Campbell, in trust, for the benefit of themselves and such of his Creditors as shall execute the said Assignment, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the said Deed of Assignment remains at the office of Mr. VICKORS, Attorney-at-Law, Derby, for the above purposes.'.