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Textile machine makers
1831 Advert: 'To be SOLD by PRIVATE TREATY, (In consequence of the dissolution of the Co-partnership between Messrs. Kendall and Sewell)
All that well-adapted and modern-built LACE MANUFACTORY, heated by Steam, and lighted by Gas, situate in Canal Street, Nottingham.
The PREMISES comprise s Dwelling House and spacious Garden, in the occupation of Mr. Sewell, a large well-built Factory, containing four Floors; 103 Feet in length and 23 Feet in width each; and another Factory , of three Floors on a smaller scale, Engine House, extensive and convenient Workshops, Store Rooms, and Counting House. The whole are entire, and have a considerable frontage to the Canal, with interior Wharfage space for Fuel and other Materials.
The MACHINERY and APPARATUS ronsist of a Steam Engine of 10-Horse power, with two Boilers and complete Gearing ; nine Doubling Machines, 200 Spindles each ; one Clearing and two Gassing Machines all in full operation and good condition; about 30 recently-constructed lace Machines, worked by power and fully employed ; Winding and Warping Machinery ; two Getting-up Frames, one of twenty-nine and a half, and the other twenty-two and a half Yards in length ; Lace Press, Folding Machines, Quilling Rollers, Warehouse Fixtures, &c.
The TOOLS consist of one Planing Machine, three Drilling Machines, excellent Slide and other lathes, several Slide Rests, Dividing Machines, several capital Presses, Bolt and Carriage Grinder, Fluting machine, Machines for Caging Bolts, &e. a great number of Vices, several Pairs of Pulley Blocks and Ropes, one large and two small Cranes, &c.; in short, every requisite for the making of Lace and other Machinery in the best and most expeditious manner; also, a complete Set of Models, of the most modern and approved plan of Lace Machines.
A Gasometer and Apparatus for making Gas have recently been erected upon the Premises, at considerable expence.
Admittance to view the Preminses and Machinery every Day (Sunday excepted), between the Hours of Ten in the Morning and Four in the Afternoon, may be obtained on application at the Office of Messrs. PAYNE and DAFT, Solicitors, Nottingha, where any further particulars may be known.' 
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