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Newton Moor Boiler Works

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near Hyde, Cheshire

Proprietor: Horatio Raines.

1846 Advert: For sale by auction: 'ALL that ERECTION or BUILDING, used as a Boiler-making House, Smiths' Shop, Wheelwrights and Blacksmiths' Shop, Mechanics' Shop, and Cottages and Premises, late in the occupation of Horatio Rains, boiler maker, bankrupt, and called the Newton Moor Boiler Works; together with the steam-engine, steam-boiler, and powerful loading crane. The premises are leasehold for the term of 2,000 years, from the 30th July, 1839, and contain altogether 1,500 yards, subject to the yearly rent of £9 7s. 6d. The premises are admirably laid out, and were built expressly for carrying on the boiler making business on the best and most economical principles; are situate in the centre of, and are convenient to, the largest manufacturing establishments the district, and have a communication with the Manchester and Sheffield Railway. For further particulars, apply to ....
Boiler Maker's Effects. T M. FISHER, on Thursday, the 26th day of November, 1846, at the Works, Newton Moor, near Hyde, by order of the assignees of Horatio Raines; sale to commence at eleven o'clock in the forenoon : TWO Capital Broad-wheeled BOILER WAGGONS, broad wheeled cart, eight smiths' hearths, anvils, bellows, Lindlay's patent ditto, smiths' tools, drilling frame, grindstone and frame, dressed stone, timber, levelling block, wrought bar and angle iron, boiler plates, bolts and nuts, chains, paints; also a mangle, in cast iron frame, with three bowls, for bending plates; and other effects. May be viewed ....'[1]

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  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 21 November 1846