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Henry Martin (Bradford-on-Avon)

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1876 Advert: 'BRADFORD-ON-AVON, Wiltshire. MESSRS. FOLEY & SON have been favoured with instructions from Mr. Henry Martin, Engineer and Millwright, to SELL by AUCTION, at his Engineering Works, Mill Street, Bradford-on-Avon, on FRIDAY, the 27th day of October, 1876, at Two for Three o’clock in the Afternoon, the undermentioned surplus STOCK-IN-TRADE, (Made expressly for Sale), namely : A Capital 12-Horse power Horizontal ENGINE, a ditto Steam Boiler, ditto Table Engine, one 6-inch Lift Force Pump, capital iron Crane, and two new Crabs, a lot of patent Steam Pipes, a powerful Punching and Shearing Machine, 2 capital Soaping Machines, new Milling & Warping Machines, mahogany frame Flour Machine, a capital Damping Machine, one small Steam Engine, and other Effects. View three day previous to, and the morntng of Sale.'[1]

1879 'Re HENRY MARTIN— In Liquidation.
BRIDGE STREET, ON-AVON, Engineers, Millwrights, and others. MR. GEO. SNAILUM is instructed to SELL by AUCTION on the PREMISES, TUESDAY, March 25, 1979, at 11 for 12 o’clock, the first portion of the STOCK-IN-TRADE and EFFECTS, including:—
About 9 tons of various new Wrought Iron, 3 tons of new iron Shafting from 2 to 5 inch, Hoop Iron, Boiler Plates, old Shafts and Scrap Iron, Steam and other Pipes, nuts, Bends, Gas Fittings, Ironmongery, Screw Tackle, brass Steam Fittings, iron and wood Patterns, 5 cwt. Lifting Crane, iron Crab, Damping and Fulling Machines, small Turning Lathe, 2 Grindstones, Vice, best quality Pine and Red Deals, well seasoned Oak, Beech, Hornbeam, Cedar, Acacia and Mahogany Planks and Board, 2 Carpenter’s; Benches, useful black Horse, Harness, Wagon, Cart, Chaff Machine, Oat Mill, and numerous useful Effects.
Catalogues are now ready and may be obtained the Auctioneer. Market House, Trowbridge, March 13, 1879.

'To Engineers, Ironfounders, Manufacturers, and Others. Sale of valuable and extensive Riverside Workshops and IRON FOUNDRIES, with the Two STEAM ENGINES and Boilers, Shafting and Gearwork, Foundry and Gas Fittings, numerous Store Rooms, Office, Eight-Roomed DWELLING-HOUSE and Garden, the whole in the occupation of Mr. Martin, Engineer and Millwright.
MR. GEORGE SNAILUM with instructions to SELL BY AUCTION at the Swan Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon, on TUESDAY, April 8th, 1879, at 5 for 6 o’clock in the Evening (subject to Conditions), the undermentioned centrally situated desirable and valuable FREEHOLD PROPERTIES, namely:—
Lot 1— A stone built Foundry 43 by 81, with Drying Stove, Engineer's Workshop, 38-6 by 37-6, Timber Shed, Office, 4 Store Rooms and Yard, adjoining the River Avon in Bridge Street, Bradford-on-Avon aforesaid. The 6 horse power Steam Engine, Boiler. Shafting and Gearwork, and Foundry Crane thereon will be included in the Purchase.
Lot 2.—The Engineer's and Smith's by 38, Iron Foundry, 61-6 by 28-8, including Drying Stove, Boiler House, Pattern and Coke Sheds, Core Shop and Yard, also abutting the River Avon, and adjoining the last Lot. It is intended to include in this Lot, at a fixed sum, the 10 horse power Steam Engine, Boiler, Shafting and Gearwork, Cranes, 2 Cupolas, Fan, and Gas Fittings. The capital Machines, Tools and Stock-in-Trade may taken the option of the Purchaser valuation at valuation in the usual way.
Lot 3.— An 8-roomed DWELLING-HOUSE, with Workshop, Store Rooms, Paint Shop and Garden behind, also situate in Bridge Street, Bradford-on-Avon.
To view apply on the respective Premises, and any further particulars may obtained of the Auctioneer, Market House, Trowbridge, of J. K. BARTRUM. Esq., Solicitor, Bath, or of MR. GEORGE SPACEMAN, Solicitor, Bradford and Trowbridge.' [2]

MR. GEO. SNAILUM is instructed by the Mortgagee, to SELL by AUCTION, at the Swan Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon, on TUESDAY, June 1, 1880, at o’Clock (subject to conditions), the undermentioned valuable FREEHOLD PROPERTY, comprising—
A Compact River-side ENGINEER’S WORKSHOP and IRON FOUNDRY, with the 6-horse Power Steam Engine, new Cornish Boiler, Shafting, Gearwork, and Foundry Fittings.
Also OFFICE, STORE-ROOMS and YARD adjoining the whole for many years in the occupation of Mr. Henry Martin.
For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer, Trowbridge, or to JAMES SPARKS, Esq., Solicitor, Bradford-on-Avon.' [3]

1881 Advert: 'Henry Martin, MILLWRIGHT and ENGINEER, Road, Greenland Bradford, Wilts. Estimates given for all kinds of Mill Machinery and Engine Work. All kind Agricultural Machines Repaired and set to work; Lawn Mowing Machines sharpened, repaired, and set to work. All orders punctually attended to.'[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser - Saturday 14 October 1876
  2. Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser - Saturday 22 March 1879
  3. Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser - Saturday 15 May 1880
  4. Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser, 9 July 1881