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John Bucknall

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of Acrehedge, Stroud

1854 Advertising as an Engineer, Machinist, Tool-Maker, Iron and Brass Founder.[1]

1855 Advert: 'NOTICE TO CREDITORS. - TO ALL Persons having claims on the Estate of Mr. John Bucknall, late of the Acrehedge and Dudbridge Iron Foundries, are requested to send the particulars of them to Mr. G. W. Saunders, Stroud, on or before the 18th instant;— and all Persons indebted to the said Estate are requested to pay the amounts due from them to Mr. Saunders forthwith.'[2]

1855 Sale. 'FITTINGS, PLANT, MACHINES, and TOOLS, belonging to Mr. John BUCKNALL, Engineer and Iron Founder; comprising, 24-house Condensing Engine; large Veneer Saw, fourteen feet diameter, with travelling bed, gearing, &c., complete, cuts 12 to an inch, with lapidary for grinding same; new 40-inch 6 top Scribbler; 40-inch Grinders; 4-horse high pressure Engines and Boilers; large Boiler, 20 feet long, 3 feet diameter; self-acting, screw-cutting slide Lathe, beds respectively 8 feet and 6 feet long; Drilling and Planing Machines, by Nasmyth; several Lathes....'[3]

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  1. Stroud Journal - Saturday 20 May 1854
  2. Stroud Journal - Saturday 17 March 1855
  3. Stroud Journal - Saturday 13 January 1855