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John Rigby (Hawarden)

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of Hawarden, near Chester

1776 Advertisement: 'JOHN RIGBY, PROPRIETOR of the IRON-FOUNDRY at HAWARDEN, near CHESTER, TAKES the liberty to inform the public, that he has very considerably extended his Works in the Iron-foundry business, and particularly The Entire Manufactory of BATH-STOVE GRATES, which he executes in the best manner, and from the most elegant designs in the antique and modern style of ornament ; and from avoiding a common fault in the construction of those grates, can venture to assure the public, that they are not in the least degree subject to that complaint, of the fire not burning clearly and freely. He finishes in the compleatest manner all kinds of Iron Ovens, which, by the addition of steam pipe, are prevented from giving disagreeable smell or taste to what is baked them. Likewise fits up, compleatly, all kinds of Laundry Stoves, and Kitchen Stoves, for burning pit coal or charcoal, Hot Hearths and Hot Closets, &c. Makes Iron Furnaces for Brewing and Dairy, Boilers of all sizes with doors, bars, &c. for the same. Half Hundred Weights, &c. adjusted to standard, Clock Weights, Sash Weights, &c. to any size. All kinds of Cast Iron Work for Cranes, Machines, Mills, Locks, Forges, Smelting Works, and Collieries, &c. with all other articles in the Cast Iron way. Gentlemen, or persons in trade, that please to favour the Proprietor with their orders, may depend on their business being dispatched with the utmost care and integrity, by their most obedient humble servant, JOHN RIGBY.'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Chester Chronicle, 4th April 1776