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Adamson, Cadogan and Son

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of Farnham-place, Gravel-lane, Southwark, London

1832 Advert: 'To Engineers, Machinists, Millwrights, Smiths,and others. —Stock in Trade, Implements, and Material.— Farnham-place, Southwark — By Messrs. ADAMSON, CADOGAN, and SON, on the Premises, Farnham-place, Gravel-lane, Southwark, on Monday, October 1, and following days, at 11 each day, by direction of the Assignees, and with the consent of the Mortgagee of Mr. William Morgan.
The valuable STOCK IN TRADE, a ten horse power high pressure steam engine, a 4 horse ditto, and parts of two 70 horse ditto; two wrought iron 70 horse power steam boilers and furnaces, one 10 horse ditto, and one 4 horse power ditto ; a capital self-acting boring lathe, 3 feet 6 centre, calculated for iron work of any weight ; powerful self acting lathes, for boring, turning, surfacing, screw cutting, &c., with poppet heads, mandrils, slide rests, and cast iron beds, and smaller ditto of various dimensions; 30 wrought iron vices, and benches ; 5 powerful vertical boring machines and apparatus, one horizontal ditto, a planing machine, large self acting boring mill and apparatus, drill machines and fittings ; cast iron double crane, and frame work, calculated to lift 20 tons ; about 3 tons of copper pipe and elbows, about 3,000 feet of 5-8th copper tubing, 2 tons brass work in safety valves, cocks, bolts, nuts, brasses, &c. brick bed forges, 9 wrought iron portable ditto ; Halley’s patent blowing machines, large bellows, 4 wrought iron founders’ cranes, about tons of smiths' tools, 2 working models of steam engines, and several small models; 50 tons wrought and cast iron, large quantity of loose machinery, cranks, connecting rods, cross heads, the valuable screw tackle, boring bars, half round bolls, brooches, stocks, taps, dies, wrenches, mandrils, drills, cutters, straight-edges, cast steel boring and turning tools, new files, steel wire, &c. bolts, nuts, screws, cast and blister steel blocks, ropes, &c. The whole of the machinery to work the lathes, &c., fitted up at an immense expense. An assortment of useful patterns, counting-house furniture, turret clock, &c. To be viewed two days prior to the sale. Catalogues, at 1s. each, be returned to purchasers, may be had on the premises and of Messrs. Adamson, and Son, 11, Billiter-square, Picket-place, Temple-bar.'[1]

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  1. Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser - Wednesday 26 September 1832