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Edmund Manley

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of Chowbent, Atherton, Lancs

1832 Advert: 'BANKRUPT'S EFFECTS. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, VALUABLE MACHINERY, &c., TO BE SOLD, BY AUCTION, BY MR. WM. LOMAX,
At the house of Mr. Edmund Manley, the King's Head Inn, in Chowbent, in the county of Lancaster, on Wednesday, the 5th day of September, 1832,
All the valuable HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and EFFECTS of the said Edmund Manley, consisting of Beds, Bedding, Chairs, Tables, Drawers, Cupboards, Carpets, Glasses, Bottles, Decanters, Pots, Brewing Utensils, large Copper pian, Mash-tub, Coolers, Copper Pump, Puncheons, Barrels, about thirty pairs of excellent Bowls, and every other article necessary for carrying on the business of an innkeeper in an extensive line. Together with several articles of Silver Plate, six or eight Tons of excellent HAY, one Winnowing Machine, Water Cart, and two well-bred and promising Colts, the one three years and the other two years old.
Also, will be Sold by Auction, at the Machine Shop and Iron Foundry of the said Edmund Manley, in Chowbent aforesaid, on Thursday, the 6th day of September, 1832, and on the following days,
The whole of the STOCK and IMPLEMENTS in the said MACHINE SHOP, comprising one excellent slide lathe, with iron bed 21 feet in length, with tools complete, by Crompton; 30 other turning and slide lathes, of various sizes, with tools, pullies, and beds, in good condition; two hand-fluting engines; one spindle grinder's lathe, with stones and fixtures entirely new; large grinding-stones and glazers, with fixtures complete; a variety of smiths' bellows, with water tue irons, anvils, hammers, swages, and sundry tools in excellent order; vices, screwing and drilling engines, with taps, dies, and drills; one punching machine, joiners' benches, &c.- Deal Timber, in boards of various breadths and thickness. Baywood, Cedar, and Alder, in plank; Red Deal plank and square timber, in prime condition; a few Pine and Birch logs. A large quantity of iron in bars, nut iron, bullet and swarf iron, cast steel, shear steel, and blister steel; mule spindle makers' grinding stones and glazers; centring machine, anvil, &c. all fitted up on the best and most improved principle. An extensive assortment of castings for machinery, with bevel nnd change wheels, &c., twist pullies of various sizes, in castings and finished, together with the whole of the Stock Machinery and Effects in the Iron Foundry in Chowbent aforesaid, consisting of a great number and variety of moulders' boxes, in iron, well fitted up and in good condition; moulding benches and blowing machine, with iron pipes; melting furnace, with sundry tools complete ; a quantity of No. 2 pig iron; cast and wrought iron scrap. a few 7.8th fustian power-looms, part finished; one lap machine, entirely new ; all the iron and wood patterns for carding-engines, &c. Lap machine, drawing and roving frames, mules, stretchers, fustian and calico power-looms of various widths, dressing machines, &c.
The Patterns are particularly worthy of notice, being all in modern use, and of the most improved principle.
The sale to commence each day at ten o'clock in the forenoon precisely.
The Foundry, Machine and Workshops, and Buildings connected therewith, to which is attached a powerful Steam-engine, with convenient reservoirs and every other requisite for carrying on an extensive business, together with the whole or a part of the above materials, implements, and stock in trade, may be taken at a reasonable valuation before the day of sale,- and in that event due notice will be given thereof to the public.
The premises are situate in a populous and improving part of the county of Lancaster, surrounded with manufacturing and trading establishments, and in every respect present a desirable prospect of advantage to a purchaser.
For an inspection of the property apply to Mr. I. T. GIBBON, on the premises; and for further particulars to MESSRS. JOHN RADCLIFFE, RICHARD BARLOW, and RALPH POOLE, of Chowbent, the assignees, or to Mr. Woodhouse, Solicitor, Bolton-le-Moors.'[1]

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  1. Preston Chronicle - Saturday 18 August 1832