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George Artingstall and Co

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of Wilderspool Causeway, Latchford, Warrington

1853 Advert: 'GEORGE ARTINGSTALL and CO., Latchford Wire Works, WARRINGTON. Manufacturers of Improved STRONG RABBIT-PROOF WIRE NETTING. ..... Wire Works for Aviaries, Conservatories, Fencing, &c.; also extra strong Wire Kiln Floors, for drying Grain:, &c.
N.B.— Wire Work Galvanised on very advantageous terms.'[1]

1856 Advert: 'GEORGE ARTINGSTALL and Co., Warrington. Manufacturers of Flour Dressing Machines, Corn Screens, Separators. &c., &c. Also, Machine Wire and Brushes. Extra Strong Square Screen Wire, woven to cover any size of Cylinder in one Sheet.— Wire Kiln Floors woven in Sheets 3ft. 6in. wide, &c., &c.
GENERAL BRUSH MANUFACTURERS.'[2]

BRAILSFORDS WIRE VERMIN TRAPS, for WEASELS, RATS, CATS, DOGS, &c. Safe to set anywhere. Hundreds of Testimonials from large preservers.
G. ARTINGSTALL & CO., Manufacturers, Warrington, Lancashire.[3]

1908 Advert: DISMANTLING of the ENGINEERING PLANT of Messrs. Artingstall and Co., Ltd., Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington, consisting of capstan and other lathes, planing, shaping, drilling, and slotting machines, gas engines, 10ft. plate rolls, 500-volt motor, Pilkington Power hammer, wood-working machinery, engineer’s and working tools, etc.— Apply to Representative, on the premises, or to Thos. W. Ward, Limited, Albion Works, Sheffield.'[4]

Location of Works

The works fronted onto Wilderspool Causeway, close to Warrington Bridge, and backed onto a stoneyard on the eastern bank of the River Mersey. Immediately to the south was the railway originally built by the Warrington and Stockport Railway, which crossed the Mersey by Arpley Bridge.

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Sources of Information

  1. Caernarvon & Denbigh Herald - Saturday 19 November 1853
  2. Globe, 10 May 1856
  3. Forres Elgin and Nairn Gazette, Northern Review and Advertiser, 1 February 1899
  4. Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Monday 13 April 1908