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Falconer and Peach

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of the Union Foundry, Derby

See William Peach and Edward Falconer

1844 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, William Peach and Edward Falconer, as Iron Founders, at Derby, in the county of Derby, under the firm of Falconer and Peach, was this day dissolved by mutual consent; and that all debts due to and owing by the said partnership will be received and paid by the said Edward Falconer, by whom the said business will in future be carried on...'[1]

1845 Factory for sale on the death of Edward Falconer. 'The whole of those valuable PREMISES known as the UNION IRON FOUNDRY, situate in the City Road, in the Borough of Derby; the business of which has been advantageously and extensively carried on for the last twenty years under the active superintendence of the late owner, Mr. Edward Falconer, deceased; and, comprise two casting-houses, fitting, dressing, joiners, and other shops, together with warehouse, counting-house, six large model rooms, sand sheds, model-sheds, moulding-boxes, three cranes, two cupolas, with blowing apparatus complete; a drying stove, and condensing engine of seven horse power in good working condition. Also the lathes, patterns, and tools, for working the Same. The property (including sites) contains 1,200 square yards of land or thereabouts, and is most desirably situated on the banks of the Dearwent against which river it has a very superior wharf. Also a yard contiguous, containing 215 yards or thereabouts. The premises being in full work, a most advantageous opportunity is afforded to persons wishing to avail themselves of an extensive connexion and thriving business.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. [The London Gazette Publication date:24 May 1844 Issue:20346 Page:1778]
  2. Derby Mercury - Wednesday 03 December 1845