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of Minerva Works, Park Street, Cheetham, Manchester
1863 Joseph K Broadbent listed as 'mechanic', 2 Webster Street, Pigot Street, Greenheys 
1874 Partnership between Joseph Knowles Broadbent and Henry Hurst, Engineers, of Park Street, Cheetham, Manchester, under the style or firm of J. K. Broadbent and H. Hurst, dissolved by mutual consent. Business to be continued in the name of J K Broadbent 
1877 Listed as J K Broadbent, Engineer, 38 Park Street . This was the last address on the west end, north side, of Park Street. Park Street was a short distance north of Victoria Station. Another engineering company on this side of Park Street was William Carver at No. 10, about 100 yards east of Broadbent's small premises.
1880 Advertising 'The Minerva' combined engine and boiler