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Eagle Foundry, Exeter

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of Exe Island, Exeter

1869 Sale Notice: Eagle Foundry, previously in the occupation of William Wakeham Martin, a bankrupt.[1]

1869 Sale Notice: 'EAGLE FOUNDRY, EXETER.
TO ENGINEERS, MILL OWNERS, IRON FOUNDERS, AND OTHERS.
MESSRS. HELLMORE and SON will SELL, by AUCTION, on WEDNESDAY, 24th NOVEMBER, 1869, at Ono o'Clock in the afternoon, precisely, at the EAGLE FOUNDRY, Exe Island, Exeter, the undermentioned valuable ENGINEERS' PLANT and MACHINERY, in the following lots :-
Lot 1.- One 24-inch Centre Double-geared Break Lathe, on strong head block, with 20ft. sliding bed, to open out 2 feet clear of face plate by screw, fitted with strong compound slide rest self acting, for surfacing and driving plate. Face plate, 6 feet diameter. Top gear for driving, and screw keys, by "Buckton.' It has never worked three months.
Lot 2:- One Planing Machine, by "Buckton," to plane 12 ft. by 4 ft., with two rests, self-acing in all its cuts, nearly new, .... [more machine tools listed] .... Lot 10.-One 5cwt. Rigby's Patent Steam Hammer worked only three months. .... To view the above, apply to Mr. Morris Hart, Fore-street: M. J. W. WEST, Queen's Hotel; Mr. RICHARD WAKEHAM ....' [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette Daily Telegrams, 8 September 1869
  2. Express and Echo - Friday 19 November 1869