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Darley and Brydon

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of Bengal Street, Ancoats, Machester

1808 Advert: 'Machinery, Counting House Fixtures, Brass, Iron, &c.
SALE BY-AUCTION, By Mr Goodier, On Monday the first day of August 1808, at a Cotton Factory belonging to Messrs Darley and Brydon, Bengal-street, Manchester,
Two Mules, 216 spindles each; one ditto, 276 spindles; a Drawing Frame, four heads, and Roving Frame of 8 heads; two making-up-presses, new, for 10 and 5 lbs. one mahogany counter, a mahogany counting-house desk, a quantity of partitioning and timber, about ten tons of wrought iron, one ton of steel spindles, and one ton of brass, with a large quantity of cotton cans, skips, straps, doffing tins, change pinions and rollers, gallowses, counter drums, &c.
The whole is well worth the attention of machine makers, jobbing smiths, &c. a great part of it being screw bolts ready made. The whole will be sold in lots, agreeable to purchasers. Sale to begin at ten o'clock.'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Mercury - Tuesday 26 July 1808