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Ogley Works

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near Wallsall, Staffs

1847 'TO MACHINISTS, AND THE PUBLIC GENERALLY. IMPORTANT UNRESERVED SALE OF STEAM ENGINE, CUPOLAS, LATHES, PLANING MACHINE, STOCK OF IRON, STEEL, BRASS, AND COPPER, FOUNDRY REQUSITES, TIMBER, PATTERNS, AT THE OGLEY WORKS, NEAR WALSALL, STAFFORDSHIRE.
Mr. Callum has been honoured with instructions from the present Proprietor, who is retiring from the trade, to submit to positive unreserved SALE BY AUCTION, on the premises, at the Works, near Wallsall, Staffordshire, .... all the extensive and truly valuable
MACHINERY, together with the entire
STOCK in TRADE and Effects, as now there existing; comprising A NINE-HORSE HIGH-PRESSURE VERTICAL ENGINE, with cylindrical Boiler, 12 feet long, 3 feet 9 inches diameter, in good working condition ;
CUPOLAS, BLOWING FANS, IRON CRANES, IRON PLANING MACHINE, by Roberts and Co., Manchester
VALUABLE TURNING, BORING, SURFACE, AND BREAK LATHES of various sizes, all in beautiful working condition; with a general assortment of
FOUNDRY REQUISITES; consisting of Casting, Moulding, and Core Boxes, Smiths' and Boiler-makers' Tools, Weighing Machines, Bellows, Vices, Anvils, Swages, Rivet Blocks, Iron Moveable Hearths, Drying Store, Fire Grate, Carriage, Iron Rails, Core Racks, complete ; as well as the
EXTENSIVE AND VALUABLE STOCK OF IRON, STEEL, BRASS, AND COPPER;
quantity of Mahogany, Beech, and Sycamore TIMBER; Sheds and other Erections;
WOOD AND IRON PATTERNS OF MACHINERY of the most modern construction, together with other Effects, particulars which are set forth in descriptive catalogues, now in circulation, and may had at the offices of Mr. W. Callum, No. 14, Bennett's Hill, Birmingham.
The Ogley Foundry and Works are situated on the banks of the Easington and Wyrley Canal, near to the Shire Oak, on the Walsall and Lichfield Turnpike Road, within 5 miles of the former and five miles of the latter place, and also within six miles of the Wallsall Railway Station ..... [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Aris's Birmingham Gazette, 2 August 1847