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1845 advert: 'PONTESBURY COLLIERY AND LEAD SMELTING WORKS,
Eight miles from Shrewsbury
To be sold by auction BY MR. WILLIAM HALL. On Tuesday, the 9th day of September, on the above premises ;
The whole of the valuable Machinery and Materials belonging to the Bog Mining Company, consisting of one STEAM ENGINE, with cylinder of 20 inches diameter and 4 feet stroke, hand-gear to work expansively for economising fuel, and large high pressure cylindrical boiler, 30 feet long and 4 1/2 feet diameter, together with pumping and winding apparatus complete ......
'Also, at the Lead Smelting Works nearly adjoining the Colliery, will be sold the same day, a very useful STEAM ENGINE, of 4-horse-power and 3 feet stroke, with one high pressure tubular boiler 14 feet long and 4 1/2 feet diameter, 2 large bellows, a spare steam cylinder, 33 inches diameter, and adapted for a 6 feet stroke, about 90 yards of 12-inch pumps, quantity of new wrought iron, ....
For further particulars apply to Mr. Robert Rogers, on the premises; or Mr. Hall, Auctioneer, High-Street, Shrewsbury. .....'