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Clark and Charnley

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of Grimshaw Street Foundry, Preston

1855 Advertisement: 'THOMAS CLARK, ENGINEER, IRON and BRASS-FOUNDER, &c., begs to thank his friends and the public for the liberal support bestowed upon him during the twenty-one years he has been in business, and to inform them he has taken into partnership Mr. H. C. Charnley, and the business will in future be carried on under the firm of CLARK AND CHARNLEY, who will endeavour to execute all orders Intrusted to them in such a manner as to secure the confidence of their friends, Bedsteads, mantelpieces, grates, ranges, &c., always In stock. GRIMSHAW-STREET FOUNDRY. Preston, Sept. 21, 1855.' [1]

1856 Advertisement: 'PORTABLE and FIXED ENGINES, THRASHING MACHINES, &c, ON SALE; one second-hand 4-horse engine; one second-hand 2-horse ditto; one new 1-horse ditto; one new screwing machine, with taps and dies complete; thrashing machines, chaff cutters, bean splitters, kitchen ranges, stove grates, &c, always on hand.—Apply CLARK and CHARNLEY, Grimshaw-street Foundry, Preston.' [2]

1863 Advertisement: 'STEAM SAWS (SCHIELES PATENT) REQUIRE only one-fourth the Steam presently used by Elopides, running from 400 to 4,000 revolutions per minute, as required. SCHIELE'S TURBINE STEAM ENGINES will also drive other Machinery, particularly at high speed.—Clark and Charnley, Sole Manufacturers, Grimshaw Street Foundry, Preston.'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Preston Chronicle, 29 September 1855
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 4 October 1856
  3. Birmingham Journal, 17 January 1863