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Livesey Street Mills, Manchester

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  • 1853 Advert: 'Sale of Two Excellent High-pressure Portable Steam Engines. MR. WILLIAM GRUNDY respectfully announces that he has received instructions from Messrs. John Standring and Brother, to SELL BY AUCTION, on Thursday the 22d December, 1853, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, at the Livesey- street Mill, Oldham Road ; Manchester, ONE Portable High Pressure STEAM ENGINE, cylinder 14 1/4 inches diameter, 2 1/2 ft stroke, with Goodfellow's patent metallic piston, new wrought-iron cross head and sides [slides?], flywheel, 12 feet diameter; horizontal cast iron shaft, 9 feet long, 5 inches diameter, with a pair of first motion wheels 3 feet 4 inches and 2 feet 8 inches diameter, 5 inches broad, and fixings for ditto; one portable high-pressure steam engine, cylinder 10 inches diameter, 2 feet stroke, with Goodfellow's patent metallic piston; new wrought iron cross head, fly wheel, 8 feet diameter; wrought-iron horizontal shaft, 5 1/2 feet long, 4 inches diameter, with pair of first-motion 2 feet 9 inches and 2 feet 2 inches diameter, 4 inches broad, and the above are to be sold in consequence of the owner putting down a larger engine. May be viewed on the Tuesday prior to the sale from ten to four o'clock; and any further information obtained on application to the Auctioneer, Savings' Bank Buildings, 86, King-street, Manchester [1]


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  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 17 December 1853