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James Chadwick (Ironfounder)

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of School Hill Iron Works, Bolton

1909 'ENGINEERING IN BOLTON .... MESSRS. J. CHAPWICK & CO's SCHOOL HILL IRONWORKS. The business carried on at School Hill Ironworks by Messrs. James. Chadwick and Co. Limited is an old-established and well-known one in Bolton. It was inaugurated in 1866 by Messrs. Chadwick, Smith, and Rostron. In 1870 Mr. Rostron retired, and subsequently, on the decease of Mr. Smith, the remaining partner, Mr. James Chadwick, assumed sole control, and under his management, assisted by his sons, the business was largely extended. Mr. Chadwick died a few years ago, and the business was taken over his eldest surviving son, Mr. James Chadwick, the present proprietor, by whom it has since been most successfully developed, Mr. Chadwick being an enterprising business man, ready at all times to keep abreast with modern requirements. Besides manufacturing all kinds of castings for mills, stable fittings, iron railings, entrance gates, pillars, fire escape landings, ironmongers' and plumbers' specialities, the firm enjoys a wide reputation for the manufacture of kitchen ranges stoves, mantel registers, tiles, slow combustion grates, etc. There is scarcely a place in the kingdom where Messrs. Chadwick's goods are not known and extensively used. They have several times been awarded medals for the excellence of their products.'[1]

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  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 14 July 1909