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James Sheldon

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of Old Quay, Manchester

1792 Advertisement: 'To Journeymen Joiners, and Fitters Up of MACHINES. WANTED, 3 or 4 good Hands, who are accustomed to make Mule Frames, and 2 or 3 Fitters Up of Spinning Frames and Mules. Good Wages, or Piece Work, will be given. Apply to James Sheldon, and Co. Machine Makers, Water street, Dole-field, who are Commissioned to sell 4 Spinning Frames, 72 Spindles each, on a late and good Plan, the Proprietor not having Power sufficient. N. B. Mules, Preparation, and Spinning Frames, made on the most approved plan.'[1]

1795 Advertisement: 'To Cotton Factories, and Journeymen Machine Makers. TO SOLD, TWO very capital SPINNING FRAMES, of 72 spindles each, calculated on the most modern and approved principle, for running light, and turning off a quantity. A new roving and drawing-frame, on improved plan:—One ditto, ditto, that has worked. Two mules, ditto, ditto. Apply James Sheldon and Co. machine-makers, Old Quay, Manchester, who are in want of joiners, filers, clock-makers, smiths, and turners, that have been used to machinery.—Good wages, or piecework will be given, and constant employment. Manchester, 26th October, 1795.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Mercury, 6 November 1792
  2. Chester Chronicle, 30th October 1795