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Hyndburn Printing Co

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of Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington

  • 1891 Directory (Accrington): Listed as Calico printers. More details

1891 Sale Notice: 'CALICO PRINTING, BLEACHING, DYEING, and FINISHING MACHINERY and PLANT, Steam Boiler, Steam Engines, and Fixtures in and upon the premises, comprising —
One First-class Twelve-colour Calico Printing Machine, with planed iron bowl, 42in. wide, 60in. dia., wrought iron mandrels, box wheels, copper colour boxes, doctors, &c, complete, with blanket framing and drying apparatus, by Thomas Gadd, Manchester; driven by a pair of diagonal steam engines, 8in. cylinder, 12in. stroke, by Thomas Gadd.
One Ten-colour Calico Printing Machine, with planed iron bowl 40in. wide by 48in. dia., with fittings complete, driven by a pair of diagonal steam engines, 8in. cylinder, 12in. stroke, by Thomas Gadd.
One Ten-colour Calico Printing Machine, with planed iron bowl 41in. wide by 48in. dia., with fittings complete : driven by a pair of vertical steam engines, 8in. cylinders, loin, stroke, by Thomas Gadd. Three Six-colour Calico Printing Machines, with all fittings complete; driven by undershaft.
One Three-colour Calico Printing Machine, with planed bowl, 51in. wide, by 15 1/2in. dia., and all fittings complete, by Lang Bridge, Accrington ; new 1889. The drying apparatus includes eight copper cylinders.
One Three-colour ditto, with bowl 40in. wide, by 14in. dia., driven by undershaft, by T. and E. Briggs, Manchester.
Range of 10 Copper Cavity Colour Mixing Pans, from 56 to 10 gallons, with gearing and engine for same.
Wronght-iron and Steel Ageing Box, with special engine, by Mather and Platt: and two Circular Wrought-iron Steaming Boxes, with carriages and fittings.
Set of Three Copper and 16 Tin Drying Cylinders, each 120 in. wide, 20m. diameter in iron frame, with three sets Birch's patent chain openers and brass conical expander, and horizontal engine for driving same.
Preparing and Finishing Machine, consisting of mangle with brass and wood bowls 48in. wide, backing machine and drying machine with 12 tin cylinders, each 54in. wide, 28in. diameter, and pair diagonal engines for same.
Preparing and Finishing Machine, consisting of back starcher 45in. wide, vertical drying machine, with tin cylinders, and finishing mangle, 42in. wide, by Mather and Platt; and set of tin drying cylinders, each 46in. wide, 24in. diameter, with Hawthorn's patent brass expanding breadthener and pair diagonal engines for same.
Four-bowl Calendering Machine, with one paper, two iron, and one wood bowls, wide, by C. Whittaker, with pair horizontal engines for same, by Thos. Gadd.
Open Soaper, with wood cistern, fitted with 13 beaters copper and wood piece rollers and four pairs squeezers; chemicing mangle, with brass and wood bowl 36in. wide, and set of 13 tin drying cylinders, new 1888.
Four Circular Wrought-iron Bleaching Kiers, each 6ft. deep. 5ft. 6in. diameter ; Five Liming, Souring, and Washing Machines, with special vertical engines for same; Two Pairs Squeezers, Chroming Machine, Three Dunging Machines -, Seven Dyeing Machines, with shaped cast-iron cisterns; and Three Soaping Machines, with wood and iron cisterns; Hydro Extractor, Ammonia Box, Singeing Furnace, with copper singe plate and furnace; Clamp Stretching Machine, 20ft. long, to stretch up to 60in. wide, J. and E. Arnfield, new 1890 ; Three Cloth-plaiting Machines, to plait to 45in. wide; Hydraulic Packing Press, sin. ram ; Several Winding-on and Beaming Frames.
Cylindrical High Pressure Steam Boiler, 27ft. long, 8ft. dia., with two flues through, mountings and fittings, by Alfred Anderton and Sons, 1880. Two wrought-iron saddle boiler tanks, wrought and cast-iron mixing pans, and cisterns, six diagonal and nine vertical steam engines, 10 1/2in. to 2 1/2in. cylinders, 18in. to 5in. stroke: three donkey pumping engines, ranges of shafting, piping, valves, and fittings to the various plant. The mechanics', smiths', and joiners' tools include — Double-geared self-acting slide lathe, 18in. centres, on iron bed 17ft. 6in. long, 2ft. 5in. wide; double-geared self-acting screw-cutting slide lathe, 13in. centres, on bed 18ft. long, 14in. wide; vertical drilling machine, ungeared hand lathe, grindstone, and circular saw bench.
Roller Mill-engraying Machine, Roller Turning-off Lathe, Roller Varnishing Machine and Roller Polishing Lathe, Two Mandrel Forcing Machines, 20-ton Lurry Weighing Machine, and 30cwt. Platform Weighing Machine, Office Furniture, Writing Desks, Iron Safe, Book Backs, Stillages, and other Valuable Property.
More particularly described in the printed descriptive particulars which may be had on application.
The whole of the machinery is in excellent working condition, having only ceased working during the present month, and many extensive repairs have only recently been executed.
Also the LEASEHOLD Interest in and upon the works and premises, with the valuable water rights and other privileges, having yet 2 1/2 years to run, as specified the lease, dated November lst, 1888 for a term of 5 1/2 years. It is believed that arrangements can be made with the landlord for continuing the tenancy after the expiration of tbe present lease.
The whole of the Loose Plant and Loose Articles, including 1,150 engraved copper rollers, drugs and drysalteries, new stores, loose tools, &c, shall be taken by the purchaser at a valuation.
In the event of the plant and machinery not being sold as a whole, the same will be sold piecemeal on Wednesday, the 18th day of November, 1891, and following days.
Descriptive particulars may be had from the Auctioneers, 13, Norfolk-street, Manchester (Telephone No. 775), and other information had from them, from Mr. John White (the liquidator) of Messrs. Williamson and White, chartered accountants, 37, Brown-street, Manchester; Mr. W. Andrew Jones, solicitor, King-street, Manchester; Messrs. Robinson and Sons, solicitors, Blackburn ; and Messrs. Sale, Seddon, Hilton, Lord, and Neill, solictors, 29, Booth-st,, Manchester. [1]

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Sources of Information

  • Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 24 October 1891
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