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Alexander Dunn and Son

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1918.

of Piercy Street, off Mill Street, Ancoats

  • 1841 Pigot & Slater's Directory of Manchester & Salford, 1841 lists Alexander & Adam Dunn, ironfounders, 9 Piercy Street; Adam Dunn: house 143 Every Street; Alexander Dunn: house Tutbury Street, Every Street. At that time, Every Street was probably quite a desirable area, having open land immediately to the east.
  • 1849 The large scale 1849 O.S. map [1] shows the foundry located between the Ashton, Oldham & Stockport Canal and Piercy Street, and bounded by Piercy Street Sizing Works and Wellington Mills. The map shows a yard and a building approx 40 ft by 100 ft, and a number of smaller buildings.
  • 1850 Listed as Alex and Adam Dunn, Ironfounders, 6 Piercy Street [2].
  • 1917 Advert for castings in Iron and Brass [3]
  • 1919 Advert for castings in Iron and Brass [4]. A variety of castings are shown, including gearwheels, lamp posts, parts for 'John Cameron'-type steam pumps, and what appears to be a base for a grinder machine


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Sources of Information

  1. 'The Godfrey Edition Old Ordnance Survey Maps' Manchester Sheet 30, Ancoats 1849 [1]
  2. Slater's Directory of Manchester & Salford, 1850
  3. Mechanical World Year Book 1917. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p221
  4. Mechanical World Year Book 1919. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p270