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1844 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, William Fairbairn and John Hetherington. as Machine Makers, at Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, and carried on under the firm of John Hetherington and Company, was this day dissolved by mutual consent...'