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King Street Foundry, Plymouth

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1832 Samuel Down, Iron Founder, King Street, Plymouth.[1]

1852 Thomas Clift, King Street Foundry. [2]

1857 Clift, Thomas, ironfounder, Octagon; Clift, T. and Co, ironfounders, 90 King Street.[3]

1860 ‘Ironfoundry, with steam engine, for sale .. the Fee-simple and Inheritance of and in all that old-established Iron Foundry, situate in King-street, in the Borough of Plymouth, late in the occupation of Mr Thomas Clift, together with the Steam Engine, two sets of Fans, Drying Stove, three Benches, two Cranes and Beams, Iron Canopy with Chain and two Iron Bars, Iron Plate on Brass Furnace, and Double Forge, two Bellows, and two Troughs .. The Premises consist of the foundry, smith’s shop, three pattern lofts, engine ditto, drying stove and offices attached, having a frontage in King-street of about seventy-six feet nine inches and contain altogether about 5,280 feet of ground. For further particulars apply to Mr Robert Toms, Whitecross-street, Plymouth; to Mr Henry Clift, Octagon, Plymouth ..’[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Royal Devonport Telegraph 21 April 1832 p 2
  2. 1852 Slaters Directory
  3. Billing’s Directory of Devon, 1857
  4. Exeter Flying Post 15 February 1860 p 1 col 3