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of Salford and Manchester
1855 Partnership between John Barton, George Barton and John Parks, carrying on business as Copper Roller Manufacturers, Coppersmiths, Brassfounders and Gas Engineers, at No. 4, Albert-street, Manchester, Back Shaw-street, Salford, and Broughton-bridge, in Broughton, all in the county of Lancaster, under the style or Firm of John Barton and Co., was as to the said John Parks, on 13th March, dissolved by mutual consent; and that in future the said several businesses will be carried on under the above style or firm by the undersigned John Barton and George Barton only, by whom all debts due and owing to and from the said late partnership will be received and paid. 
John Parks, a surgeon from Bury, had been a sleeping partner.
Adshead's 1851 Maps of Manchester show the works on Albert Street as a collection of small rooms and buildings on a narrow site, facing onto Albert Street on the south side and the River Irwell on the north side. The site was 110 yds long, by 30 yds at its widest point.