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Bancroft Brothers

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of Manchester

  • 1866 Advertisement: 'THE Best and Cheapest Diagonal PAPER and PATTERN CUTTING MACHINES are made by BANCROFT BROTHERS, Garratt-street Works, Miles Platting, Manchester. An inspection invited. HALEY'S Patent LIFTING JACKS, 2 to 12 Tons, always in stock. Locomotive, Traversing. Tripod, and Bottle Jacks.-BANCROFT BROTHERS. Garratt-street Works. Miles Platting, Manchester. [1]
  • Makers of Joseph Haley’s Patent Cross-Boring and Shaping Machine (a form of milling machine, with a lathe-like appearance) [2]
  • Partnership between William Henry Bancroft and John Bancroft dissolved by mutual consent, 21st July 1868 [3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 13 January 1866
  2. 'The Cyclopaedia of Machine and Hand-Tools' by W J Macquorn Rankine, MacKenzie, 1869
  3. The London Gazette, 24 July 1868