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R. H. Runcorn and Brother

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of 25 Withy Grove, Manchester

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1840 TO PLUMBERS, GLAZIERS, BRASS FOUNDERS GAS FITTERS, AND OTHERS.— TO BE SOLD by Private Contract, the GOOD-WILL and BENEFIT of the BUSINESS, Stock-in-trade, Tools, Implements, and Utensils, lately carried on by Messrs. R. H. Runcorn and Brother, Plumbers, Glaziers, Brass Founders, and Gas Fitters, situated at 25, Withy Grove, Manchester. The machinery and implements consist of one superior high-pressure beam steam engines, of six horses' power, one high pressure steam boiler, of eight horses' power, with the whole of the mill work and fixings, two lead mills with chains, spring waggons complete, with the regular quantity of dies for drawing lead pipes from one quarter of one inch to two inches diameter; small rolling mill; a set of blocks for drawing lead wire; smith's shop, with bellows, anvil, and tools complete for one smith; brass foundry, with tools complete for one moulder; slide lathe, five feet on the bed, with large faceplate and fixings for fitting up; metallic pistons; four turning lathes, various sizes; vices, benches, and other tools for conducting the business. The stock in trade is small, and well selected, the glass consisting of decanters, tumblers, wine glasses, dishes, and the usual miscellaneous articles kept by a retail dealer. The gas fittings comprise brackets, chandeliers, &c., and are in good taste.
The whole afford a favourable opportunity for young man near to commence the above business!— For further particulars and to treat apply to Messrs. SALE and WORITHNGTON, Solicitors, Fountain-street; or to Mr SAMUEL HUNT, Accountant, Brown-street, Manchester.' [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 5 December 1840