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J. Bailey and Co

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1869. Flinn's Bar Cutter.
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1876. Church Clocks.

Albion Works, Salford.

1839 John Bailey went into business for himself at Albion Works, Oldfield Road. When Bailey established his own business, his products included turret clocks designed by Richard Roberts.[1]

c.1854 Made turret clock for the Custom House at Payta (Paita), Peru, installed in the iron building constructed by E. T. Bellhouse and Co. Bailey's address was given as 60 Regent Road, Salford[2]

1863 John Bailey and Co, turret clock makers, brassfounders, steam and water gauge makers, copying press makers, of Albion Clock and Brass Works, 9 Essex St, Oldfield Road, Salford and Goree Piazza, Liverpool[3].

1865 John's son William inherited his father's business at Albion Works after John retired. Business now manufacturing steam pumps, ram pumps, regulating valves, pyrometers, barometers, fire engines, tide recorders, gas jet motors, lubricators & turnstiles.[4]

1869 Making Flinn's Bar Cutter, designed by William C Flinn of Nashua, USA[5]

1876 John Bailey and Co, printer's machinists, of Albion Works, Essex St, Oldfield Road, Salford[6]

The business was continued and expanded by John Bailey's son, as W. H. Bailey and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Life and Inventions of Richard Roberts 1789 - 1964' by Richard Hills, Landmark Publishing, 2002
  2. [1] David Penney’s Antique Watch Store website: advertisement offering an engraving for sale showing the building and referring to the clock
  3. Slater's Directory of Manchester and Salford, 1863
  4. Safety Supplies UK Company Timeline
  5. 'Engineering' 1st October 1869
  6. Slater's Directory of Manchester & Salford, 1876