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Pagoda Foundry

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in Bordesley, Birmingham

1825 Advertisements [1]:
'STOCK OF IRON, &c.
To be SOLD by Auction by J.E. & C. ROBINS, this present Monday, the 19th day of September, and following days, at the Bordesley and Aqueduct Iron Works and Pagoda Foundry, at Bordesley, near Birmingham (by the direction of the Assignees of Messrs. Hooton, Richards and Wilkes, bankrupts), the extensive Stock at the above Works and Foundry; comprising about twelve tons of ballast iron, thirty tons No. one and two Lightmoor, Ketley, and Buffery pig iron, ten tons of refined iron, twenty tons of common puddled bars, eighty tons of charcoal, best scrap and common blooms and slabs, sixty tons of charcoal, best best and common merchant iron, assorted sizes down to ¼-inch diameter, twenty tons of sheet iron, thirty tons old cast iron, ten tons of new castings, fifteen tons old wrought iron and scraps, forge and mill tools, twelve tons of foundry boxes, a high pressure Steam Engine, four horse power, a new horizontal blowing machine, by Vaughan, of Sheffield [ George Vaughan (of Sheffield) ?], two thousand Winchester bushels of charcoal, a lot of coke, large crane, unfinished, a good collection of wood and iron patterns, a lathe for turning wood patterns, sham. and register grates, Stourbridge fire bricks, various sizes, foundry tools, forty tons of coals and slack, a punching press, eight brass and four steel fenders, fire-irons, new anvils, bellows, and smith's tools of every description, large coke waggon, a cart, iron chest, &c., &c.
ORDER OF SALE.
Monday, Sept. 19, the Aqueduct Iron Works.
Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Bordesley Iron Works
Wednesday, Sept. 21, and Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Foundry.
The sale to commence each day at eleven o'clock.
N. B. The Patterns and other articles immediately connected with the Foundry Business will not be disposed of at this auction, though the same are enumerated in the catalogues.
Catalogues may be had by applying to or at the office of Mr. George Barker, Solicitor, Birmingham, also at the Crown Inn, Stourbridge; the New Inn, Hales Owen; the Hotel, Dudley; the Swan, Wolverhampton; the Jerningham Arms, Shiffnal; Walsall; the King's Arms, Bilston; and the Turk's Head, Wednesday.

IRON-MASTERS AND FOUNDERS. To be SOLD by AUCTION, early in October next, newly erected, extensive, and complete Iron-foundry (with immediate possession), called the PAGODA FOUNDRY, situate at Bordesley, Birmingham, the side of the Birmingham and Warwick Canal, comprising the foundry (the principal casting-room of which is 100 feet by 50 feet), air furnace, stove cupolas, pattern, turning, smiths', and other shops, steam engine, blowing apparatus, extensive and choice assortment of patterns, and every other requisite for carrying on the foundry to a great extent — The premises are leasehold for a long term.

Also the Lease, of which about 16 years are unexpired, of the AQUEDUCT IRON WORKS, situate on the bank of the Birmingham and Warwick Canal, In Fazeley-street, Birmingham, lately used as an Iron Rolling Mill and Forge. Further particulars, with the time and place of sale, will be given in next week's paper, and application may be made to Mr. George Barker, Solicitor, Bennett's-hill, Birmingham.

1825 Advertisement: 'TO IRON-MASTERS AND FOUNDERS.
To be SOLD by private Contract, all that newly-erected and extensive IRON-FOUNDRY, called the PAGODA FOUNDRY, situate at Bordesley, Birmingham, by the side of the Birmingham and Warwick Canal, comprising the foundry (the principal casting-room which is 100 feet by 50 feet), air furnace, stove, cupolas, pattern, turning, smiths', and other shops, steam engine, blowing apparatus, extensive and choice assortment of patterns, smiths’ tools, and other requisites for carrying on the foundry business to a great extent.
These premises are leasehold for a term, of which 97 years will be unexpired at Lady-day, 1826, at the annual ground rent of £41 19s. 7d.
Immediate possession may be had.
The foundry is most substantially erected, and its contiguity to the town of Birmingham and the Canal presents very great advantages.
There is a very superior mine of Casting Sand on the land, and as there is an extensive and choice assortment of modern patterns, tools, and other apparatus, a purchaser would be able to begin to work in a few days after he is put into possession.
For further particulars apply to Mr. George Barker, Solicitor, Bennett's-hill, Birmingham.'[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. Aris's Birmingham Gazette, 19 September 1825
  2. Aris's Birmingham Gazette, 28 November 1825