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Buller and Willis

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of Manchester

Also Buller, Willis and Son

Textile Machine makers

1838 Advertisement: 'PATENT SECTION TAPPET. PATENT JACQUARD.
Mr. BENNET WOODCROFT (the patentee) invites the attention of Manufacturers and Loom-Makers to the above inventions.
THE SECTION TAPPET.- The plates are divided into corresponding sections, on each of which an elevator or depresser is cast, and the position of which may varied at pleasure; so that a single tappet of any number of picks to the round will weave all patterns capable of being woven by that number of picks.
THE JACQUARD.— This is formed to work shafts, and makes a top and bottom shed. It requires neither weights nor springs to be attached to the shafts. It may be applied to power and hand-looms for weaving fustians, ginghams, fancy waistcoatings, Norwich crapes, and a variety of cloths. Both inventions may be seen at work at the machine shop of Messrs. Buller and Willis, Chorlton-street, Portland-street, Manchester; and orders may be addressed by letter to Mr. Bennet Woodcroft, care of Messrs. Rufus Woodcroft and Co., New Cannon-street, Manchester'[1]

1848 An advertisement for the sale of mills, workshops and premises bounded by Bloom Street, Chorlton Street and Richmond Street contained three Lots, one of which was premises occupied by Buller, Willis and Son, and others, fronting Richmond Street [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 23 June 1838
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 25 March 1848