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Joseph Haley and Co

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Haley's patent jack at Madrid Railway Museum, made by W. and J. Galloway and Sons
1856. Riveting machine.

1846 March. Court case. 'GALLOWAY AND OTHERS v. HALL AND ANOTHER. Mr. Martin and Mr. Atherton were counsel for the plaintiffs; Mr. Raines and Mr. Cowling appeared for the defendants.— The plaintiffs, William Galloway, John Galloway, and Joseph Haley, carried on trade as iron founders at Manchester; and the defendants. James Hall and Edward Hall, were smallware manufacturers in the same town. In 1844, the plaintiffs, after having had some communications with person of the name of Greaves, who had invented a machine, and taken out a patent for it, entered into partnership for the purpose of carrying on the manufacture of cotton cord, and cotton cordings, in which the machine was used. And the arrangement was that the plaintiffs should purchase Greaves' machine and engage Greaves to manage the business at a salary of thirty shillings a week, with the promise that if the concern turned out well he should be admitted as a partner. In 1844 the defendants commenced dealing with the plaintiffs to a considerable extent for the articles thus manufactured. Their dealings began in 1844, and at the end of January 1815, the account between the parties was settled. The action was brought to recover the sum of £394 12s, being the balance due from the defendants to the plaintiffs in respect of goods supplied from the 1st of January to the summer of 1845, when they ceased to supply the defendants with goods, and the concern was broken up....The plaintiffs, it appeared, had carried on the business of screw jack makers....should become partners in this business of making cotton bandings. And the business was carried on under the firm of Joseph Haley and Company, the two Galloways and Greaves being included in the Company [1]



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  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 28 March 1846