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John Bradley (Manchester)

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1799 Advert: 'To Cotton Spinners and Machine Makers. To be sold, by private Contract, THIRTY CARD CYLINDERS, three Feet diameter, 20 Inches wide, with Axles fitted in, which are well seasoned, have been at work, and are made from the very best old pipe staves, are well worthy the Attention of any Persons fitting up new Machinery, being far superior to new Cylinders, from the certainty of their keeping in round. Apply to Join Bradley, at his Machine Shop, (late Dean's Factory), near Shooter's Brook.' [1]

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  1. Manchester Mercury - Tuesday 31 December 1799