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Great Bridge Foundry

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at West Bromwich

1843 Advert: 'STAFFORDSHIRE.
Unreserved Sale, at Great Bridge Foundry, West Bromwich, (for the benefit of creditors,)
TO IRONMASTERS, ENGINEERS, MILLWRIGHTS, AND OTHERS.
TO SOLD BY AUCTION, BY RICHARD CORBETT,
On the above premises, on Friday, the 28th day of July instant,
ONE capital twenty-five horse power HIGH-PRESSURE STEAM ENGINE, one eight-horse ditto; an excellent BLOWING APPARATUS, with 40-inch cylinder, regulator, &c.; superior PLANING MACHINE, to plane 6 feet long by 2 feet 9 inches wide, and 2 feet 4 inches high; capital strong FITTING-UP LATHE, on iron bed, 11 feet long, complete; an excellent BORING MILL, with boring bar 11 feet long, to bore cylinders up to 6 feet diameter, with beds, driving apparatus, &c.; a large double-sided cast-iron Foundry Crane, with slides, rack, pulley blocks, &e.; three small Foundry Cranes; the MATERIALS of two Cupolas, and of one large Air Furnace, and one Boiler-plate Furnace, and their Stacks; an excellent Wharf Crane, with iron shaft, wood gibs, chain, &c.; pair of Pig-iron Scales, iron Pump and Cosh, a Loam Mill, a Blacking Mill, several cast-iron Stone Carriages, Racks, Plates, &c.; large well-constructed Roof, on cast-iron pillars, and covered with slates; two small Roofs; a large quantity of excellent dry Pine and Deal BOARDS and PLANKS, suitable for pattern makers, builders, and others; and various other miscellaneous property and effects, catalogues....'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser - Wednesday 26 July 1843