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F. Dingey

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of Truro Foundry, Truro, Cornwall

Ironfounders, dealers in secondhand plant.

Proprietor: Francis Tyack Dingey.

1865 advert: 'WANTED, at the Truro Foundry, a good MOULDER, who understands green and dry sand moulding; also to take charge of the work in the shop. Constant work and liberal wages. Apply to Francis Dingey, Truro.' [1]

1879 advert: 'THREE STEAM ENGINES FOR SALE. ONE 8-inch cylinder vertical, new ; 15-inch mounted on vertical boiler and bed, equal to new ; 16-inch horizontal on bed, new. Also 2 Patent Pulverisers. Castings of all descriptions, for Mining and other Machinery. Apply to FRANCIS DINGEY, Truro Foundry, Truro.' [2]

1882 Advert: 'FOR IMMEDIATE SALE. FOUR LANCASHIRE BOILERS, safe at 60 lbs. pressure, 33 feet by 7 feet, with fittings. Also a pair of high pressure HORIZONTAL ENGINES, in first-class condition, 19-inch cylinders, wrought iron shaft, made by Goodfellow. Cylinders and pistons all new a short time since.— Apply to F. Dingey, Truro Foundry, Truro.'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Western Morning News - Tuesday 25 July 1865
  2. West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser - Thursday 21 August 1879
  3. Cornishman - Thursday 26 October 1882