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Hood Street Foundry (Manchester)

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of Hood Street, Ancoats

1859 'Defective Scales, Weights, and Measures.— At the City Police Court, on Tuesday, the following persons were convicted, on the information of Mr. R. Mellor, chief inspector, having in their possession unjust scales, weights, or measures, and fined in the sums severally attached to their names : James Turton, ironfounder, Hood-street, one unjust weighing machine, £1, and 8s. 6d. costs, three times previously convicted;' [1]

1876 Advert: 'RE JAMES TURTON, DECEASED.— TO BE SOLD, Small FOUNDRY, with Cupola, Engine, Fan, and requisites for moulding; now working; immediate possession.— Apply JOSEPH TURTON, Hood-street Foundry, Ancoats.' [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 10 December 1859
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Thursday 16 March 1876