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Joseph Barraclough

From Graces Guide
Only known remaining Barraclough engine, operating at the Bolton Steam Museum.
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of Union Foundry, Barnsley

formerly Barraclough and Son

See Joseph Barraclough (b.1832)

1852 Announcement. '...During the past week four large castings have been made at the Union Foundry, belonging to Mr Joseph Barraclough, at Barnsley. The castings consist of beams weighing over two tons each, and measuring 27 feet in length, and are intended for the new Public Baths York street. They are capable of bearing 30 tons each, and they are only placed about 6 feet apart, it would take a great weight to strain them. They were severely tested before leaving llie works for the baths.'[1]

1881 'Barraclough's Patent NOISELESS CLIP PULLEY Used for Hauling, Pumping, or Driving Machinery, with Endless Wire Ropes. Does not injure the ropes. Will work in any position and run either backwards or forwards. For particulars apply to the Patentee and Sole Maker, JOSEPH BARRACLOUGH, Engineer, UNION FOUNDRY, BARNSLEY.'[2]

1888 Advertisement for staff. Joseph Barraclough, Union Foundry, Barnsley.[3]

became Joseph Barraclough and Sons

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Sources of Information

  1. Barnsley Chronicle, etc. - Saturday 11 May 1872
  2. Midland & Northern Coal & Iron Trades Gazette - Wednesday 28 September 1881
  3. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 21 July 1888