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Canal Foundry (Birmingham)

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Canal Foundry and Engineering Works, Sherborne Street, Islington, Birmingham

1865 Advert: 'ON MONDAY NEXT. IMPORTANT TO IRONFOUNDERS, ENGINEERS, MANUFACTURERS, AND OTHERS. PEREMPTORY SALE, CANAL FOUNDRY AND ENGINEERING WORKS, SHERBORNE STREET, Islington, Birmingham, OF ALL THE RECENTLY PURCHASED PLANT, TOOLS, &c.,
Including costly and powerful Self-acting Screw-cutting Lathe by Smith, Beacock and Tannett, Leeds), on stout 25 6in. Iron Bed, with 10 1/2-inch Centre; Change Wheels, Universal and Bell Chucks, Face plates, Saddle, Compound Slide Rest Stay, capable of cutting a Screw 20 feet long; also a valuable and powerful iron head Turning Lathe, with 10-inch centre; Rising Head Stock, on stout wood bed and iron standards; Face Plates and Tools. Also, the whole of the Over-head Motions, Carriages, and Mill Bands; capital Screwing Tackle, heavy Vices, Benches, Smiths' Tools. Grindstone, three Fans, wrought aud cast-iron Cupolas, three ton and twelve ton Ladles, 100 pairs of excellent Foundry Boxes, assorted sizes, all equal to new ; Core Bars, Large Shear Legs, Pulley Blocks, Chains and Ropes, 4-ton Lifting Jack, double-purchase Crab, Weighing Machine, twenty tons of Pig and other Iron, Trolley, Handcart Pattern Makers' Bench. Timber, unfinished Foundry Crane, valuable new Patterns, Files, Tools, new steel and other valuable Property, belonging to Mr. Thomas Betton who is going abroad. SOLD BY AUCTION, BY S. BLOORE, on MONDAY NEXT, ....' [1]


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  1. Birmingham Journal, 4 March 1865