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1866 Advert: 'Valuable Building Site, fronting into Great Bridgewater-street, Albion-street, and Trumpet-street, Manchester. .... A PLOT of LAND, bounded on the northerly side Great Bridgewater-street, on the southerly side by Trumpet-street, on the easterly side by Albion-street, and on the westerly side by the other plot of land hereinafter mentioned, containing, including eight yards into Great Bridgewater-street, ? yards into Trumpet-street, and six yards into Albion-street, 884 square yards, or thereabouts. And also a Plot of Land, bounded on the northerly side by Great Bridgewater-street, on the southerly side by Trumpet-street, on the easterly side by the first-mentioned plot, and containing, including eight yards into Great Bridgewater-street and four yards into Trumpet-street, 840 square yards, or thereabouts.
And also the Erections and Buildings on the said two plots, with the steam-engines, boilers, shafting, gearing, and fixtures set up and affixed therein, subject to .......
The premises are now occupied by Messrs. Grime and Stapleton, Mr. Holt, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Chidlaw, Mr. Furness, Mr. Rogerson, and others. The two plots adjoin and form together a most valuable site for the erection of a warehouse or a public building, having a frontage to three streets, two of which are leading thoroughfares. …... The steam engine is supplied with water from wells sunk in the land, by means of which there is an unfailing supply of water for condensing and other purposes.-Further particulars ..... '
1866 'NOTICE is hereby given, that the PARTNERSHIP heretofore subsisting between the undersigned GEORGE GRIME and WILLIAM STAPLETON of number 2, Albion-street, Gaythorn, and Warriner's-buildings, Great Bridgewater-street, in the city of Manchester, the county of Lancaster machinists, engineers, and tool makers, carrying on business under the style or firm of "Grime and Stapleton," was this this day DISSOLVED by mutual consent.—Dated this fourteenth day of September. 1866. GEORGE GRIME. WILLIAM STAPLETON.'
1866 Advert: 'To Engineers, Machinists, Machine Brokers, and others.
MR. MARSHALL respectfully announces the receipt of instructions from Messrs. Grime and Stapleton, toolmakers and engineers, Albion-street, Gaythorn, Manchester, in consequence of a dissolution of partnership, to SELL BY AUCTION.....on the premises, Albion-street and Bishopsgate-street. Gt. Bridgewater-street, the hole of the Valuable STOCK of MECHANIC'S NEW and USING TOOLS, Patterns, Vices, Benches, Bellows, Anvils, Smith's Tools, Stock of Iron and Steel, &c. The tools include capital planing machines, slide and screw cutting lathes, turning and boring ditto, three hollow spindle, screw twining [turning?] ditto, drilling and boring machine, horizontal index ditto punching and shearing machine, shaping machines, camcutting ditto, with drills, &c., complete; screwing machine, &c.; a number of new compound slide rests, weighing machine, planed cast-iron lathe beds; mandril block, rings; grindstones and troughs; stocks, taps, and dies; quantity of strapping, counting-house and storeroom fixtures, files and other stores, plans, timepiece, &c......'