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Jacob Goodier

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of Manchester

1799 Advertisement: 'To be Sold by Private Contract, TWO Capital good Spinning Mules, now working by Water, nearly new, of 252 Spindles each. For further Particulars apply to Jacob Goodier and Co. Machine Makers, No. 25. Edge-street, Manchester.' [1]

1800 Listed in Bancks's Directory of Salford & Manchester as a machine maker; house - 21 Hanover Street.

1805 TURNERS’ LATHES, &c. SALE BY AUCTION, By Jacob Goodier, On Wednesday the 14th day of August instant, at a Warehouse, No, 14, Clowes’s Street, Manchester,
TWO Slide Lathes, 5 spacing lathes, 4 fluting engines; quantity of iron rollers, smith's tools, &c. Also 4 new mules, calculated for spinning from 20's to 40's, 1 weft engine, 1 18-inch engine, 3 devils, and a number of cans. Sale to begin at ten o'clock.'[2]

Note: It has not yet been established whether this is the same Jacob Goodier (1769 - 1842) who became a prominent auctioneer in Manchester.

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Mercury - Tuesday 30 April 1799
  2. Manchester Mercury, 6 August 1805