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James Kilgour

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of Carron Foundry, Bengal Street, Ancoats, Manchester

1821 James Kilgour: brass founder 13 Union Street, house 16 Maria Street [1]

1825 Listed as an ironfounder and brass founder[2]

1841 Executors of James Kilgour: Brass and iron founders, 57 Bengal Street [3]

1843 Auction, Brass and Iron Foundry, Steam Engine, Boiler, &c. By T. M. FISHER, by order of the Executors the late James Kilgour, on Thursday, the 2nd day of March, 1843, at the Foundry, Union-street, Great Ancoats-street, Manchester, sale to commence ten o'clock the forenoon - THE Valuable and Complete STOCK and TOOLS, comprising powerful foundry crane, jib 24 feet long, with chain; pair three sheaved blocks; traversing wheel and pullies; cast-iron cupola; wrought iron ditto; crane ladle for 17 cwt., ditto for 25 cwt., ditto for three tons, and ditto for 5 tons; several hand ladles, forty tons of moulders boxes, rammers, mallets, capital three legs, with crane chain, pair three sheaved blocks, tup and catch, portable high-pressure steam engine, cylinder 9 in. diameter, 2ft. stroke; steam boiler, 9ft. with cylindrical flue; fan 4ft. diameter, in iron frame; driving gear; two cast iron and one copper pump, each with four-inch working barrel; two copper ditto, working barrel; portable weighing machine by Hick, up to 22½ cwt.; hydraulic pump with forcing frame, two large steelyards, circular saw and bench, six-inch lathe, pair of two and three sheaved blocks and rope; beam, scales and weights, six hundred feet of well-seasoned hardwood; iron safe, 32 by 36 in.; counting house fixtures; smith's anvil, bellows, and tools; thirty tons of wrought, cast, and scrap iron, copper, lead, brass, six brass furnaces and moulders' tools, five wheelbarrows, handcart, truck, twenty-light gas meter, pipes, and burners; and a very large and complete assortment of patterns for different machinery, among which attention is particularly directed to the pully and drum patterns, which are considered the best in the trade.—May be viewed on Wednesday, the 1st March, and catalogues had on the premises: or from the Auctioneer, 17, Princess-street, Manchester. [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Pigot & Dean's New Directory of Manchester and Salford, 1821-22
  2. 'History, Directory, and Gazeteer of the County of Lancaster', Vol 2, by Edward Baines and W. Parson
  3. Pigot & Slater's Directory of Manchester & Salford, 1841
  4. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 25 February 1843