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Bridge Foundry, Durham

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1836 Advert: 'FOUNDRY STOCK, and FOUNDRY AND SMITHS' TOOLS.
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, on Monday the 14th of November, 1836, and following Days, by Mr. R. Maynard, at the Bridge Foundry, Durham,
ALL the valuable STOCK and FOUNDRY and SMITHS' TOOLS, belonging to Messrs. Carter and Hall, who are declining Business.
STOCK.
Drying Cylinder for Paper Mill, 4 Feet 6 Inches Wide, 3 Feet Diameter — weight 20 Cwt.; a large Hot Air Stove, on an improved Principle, for heating a Church or Chapel; Two small Ditto, for Entrance Hall or School; Two Ornamental full Register Stoves (fine cast); One fine Polished Half-Register Stove, with Two Sets of Bars and Brass Ornaments; One Half Ditto, (fine cast); Seven Ornamental Fenders (fine cast); Forty Sham Stoves and Coves; Twenty Ovens, Round and Square, different Sizes; Twenty Sets of Cottage Bars; Ten Boilers and a Quantity of Pots, &c.; 700 Feet Metal Spouting, Half-round and Square; 250 Feet Down-coming Pipe; Thirty Plough Mould-Boards and Shoes; a Sheet-iron Boiler, 8 feet Long, 3½ Feet Diameter; upwards of Four Hundred Files, of different Sizes a large Quantity of Emery, of five Sizes,- Sand and Emery Paper ; House Bells; Brass Levers and Roses for Bells; Oven Hinges; Copper and Old Brass, Lead, &c. ; Eighteen Shovels and Spades; Two Man Traps ; Ten Tons of Iron of all Sizes, Flat. Square, and Round ; 4 Cwt. of Nail Rods; 3 Tons of good Scrap Iron; Blister and Cast Steel, &c, &c.; an Iron Ram for driving Spiles, 5 Cwt.
FOUNDRY AND SMITHS' TOOLS.
Two large Lathes, with Motions to attach to Engine; a Foot Lathe, with Metal Frame; a Self-acting Rest for Boring Mill; Face Plate for Ditto; Rest Plates and Stands for Ditto ; Boring Blocks, Shafts, &c. ; a Lathe Wheel, 5 Feet diameter, Metal Frame; an Iron Crane for use of Lathes; large Grindstone, 3 Feet diameter 10 Inches thick; Small Ditto, Metal Frame; Two Cupolas, 4 Feet and 3 Feet square; Fifty Wrought-Iron Core-Spindles; Ten Metal Ditto, Ditto; Three Metal and Two Wood Bogies, with Iron Axles and Wheels ; a Hammer, 2½ Cwt.; Two Scale Beams, with Iron Chains and Scales, 4 Feet and 2 Feet 8 Inches ; Steelyard to weigh 21 Cwt.; Blowing Machine, with 3 Feet Fanners; Boxes for Spur Wheels; Pipes, Spouts, Tram Plates. Railway Plates, Mould Boards, Drill Wheels, Bushes, Ovens, Boilers, Pots, Stoves, Kitchen Ranges, &.c, &c.
Bellows, Anvils, Vices, Fore and Hand Hammers, Tongs, Rods, Swaces and Fullers, Bottom Ditto, Bolt Tools, Mandrels, Turned Ditto, Steel Ditto, Bolster Irons, Drills, Cold Chisels, Rymers, Taps, Stocks, Dies, Steel Rymers; large Punching Machine, with Punches, Beam 12 feet. Fly Wheel 7 Feet Diameter, weight 37 Cwt,; Machine for Punching Washers; Press Drills and Cranks; an Iron Clam Block, with Iron and Screw Bolts; Two Drill Plates; Three Pairs of Iron Blocks; Chain for Ditto; and a great Variety of Tools of other Descriptions.
Patterns of all Descriptions for Machinery and other Castings.
METAL SAFE, with Iron Door and Patent Lock.
Also, an excellent WAGGON HORSE, rising Seven Years old; a Waggon, Two Carts (one new, with Patent Axles) ; Cart Gears, Wheelbarrows, Ladders, &c., Catalogues may be had on Application to Mr. Sowerby Benson, Innkeeper, Darlington; Mr. Wm. Feetham, Innkeeper, Bishop Auckland; Mrs. Calvert, Half Moon, Gateshead; Miss Kay, Bridge Inn, Bishop-Wearmouth; and the Residence of Mr. Maynard, Auctioneer, Crossgate, Durham, the Week previous to the Sale.
The Sale will commence each Day at Ten o'Clock. Crossgate, Durham, Oct. 28th, 1836.'[1]


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  1. Newcastle Journal - Saturday 12 November 1836