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Leahy and Davy

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of Southwark, London

William Leahy and Jacob Mills Davy

1826 'Engineers, Machinists, Iron Founders, and Others.—
To be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr. ADAMSON, in few days, by direction of the Assignees, on the Premises of Messrs. Leahy and Davy, Engineers, at the Grove Manufactory, Bridge-street, Southwark, a few paces from the Southwark-bridge,
A PORTABLE STEAM-ENGINE, of Nine-horse Power, on the principle of Bolton and Watt, with boiler, complete, and in excellent order; ten very capital Engine lathes, and Boring-mill, with all the requisite Machinery to work the Steam-engine; eight Patent Blowing Machines, by Halley and Co.; four large Swing Cranes, with iron tackles and chains; twelve Iron Vices, fourteen Work-benches, four Portable Forges, 12 Anvils, a large quantity of Smith’s Tools; Engine Punching Machine, of great power; Screwing Machine; a large quantity of Files and Rubbers; two Founders’ Blast Furnaces; two Air Furnaces; 100 pair Flasks; Iron Founders' Tools ; Twenty-ton Iron Truck; Town Cart; a capital Cart Gelding and Harness; Scales and Weights; twenty tons Cast Iron, ten tons Bar Iron, five tons Scrap Iron, seven tons Engine Castings and Machinery; three tons Paddle Plates, six inch Flanch Pipes; quantity of Brick-work and Timber; and all the Fixtures and Implements of the Manufactory and Iron-foundry. Catalogues may shortly be had on the Premises; and of Mr. Adamson, 11, Billiter-square.'[1]

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  1. London Courier and Evening Gazette, 8 November 1826