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Albion Iron Works

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in Miles Platting, Manchester

1869 'Sturgeon's patent self-acting steam hammer ...can be seen working at H. Bayley, Son, and Co's Albion Iron Works, Miles Platting[1]

1876 Advert: 'G. PLANT & CO. LIMITED, Engineers, and Boiler Makers, Albion Iron Works, Miles Platting, Manchester (G. Plant managing director, late manager of boiler departments at W. and J. Galloway and Sons, Manchester), makers of the Crosland, Galloway, Cornish, vertical, and every description of stationary steam and hot water Boilers. All kinds of wrought iron boiler tubes-conical, parallel, oval, elbow, &c.; also wrought iron high pressure manholes made with the utmost despatch and accuracy. Pans, tanks, &c. of all sizes and descriptions made. Existing boilers tubed and other repairs done promptly and efficiently at reasonable cost.'[2]

1877 'Fatal Accident at Miles Platting.— On Wednesday morning, at about half-past ten, a shocking accident occurred at Miles Platting. It appears that man named William Leather, about 20 years of age, a boilermaker, who resided in Owen-street, Hulme, was working at the Hulme Hall-lane Works, Miles Platting, when a piece of iron fell upon him. His head was terribly injured. In a state of insensibility he was removed to the Royal Infirmary, where, upon examination, life was found to be extinct.'[3]

1878 Advert for sale of the plant and equipment of the Albion Iron and Boiler Works, Hulme Hall Lane, Miles Platting.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Wednesday 21 July 1869
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 8 January 1876
  3. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 21 April 1877
  4. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 2 March 1878