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Ridley and Co

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of Grantham

1865 Advertisement. 'RIDLEY and CO., Engineers, Ironfounders, etc, beg to call the attention of Agriculturists, Contractors, Exporters, and Owners of Steam Power generally to their new improved Fixed and Portable Steam-engines and Thrashing-machines, Portable and Fixed Corn Mills, Sawing Machinery, &c. R. and Co. beg to inform Builders, Railway and other Contractors, Gas, Water, and other Lighting, Paving, and Drainage Commissioners, and the Public generally, that they have added to their Engineering and Millwright Business huge and commodious IRON and BRASS FOUNDRY, whereby they are enabled to execute orders for any quantity of Light or Heavy Castings, of superior quality and finish, with promptitude and dispatch. and Co. will be happy furnish Builders, Contractors, &c. with Specifications and Estimates of Cost for any description Iron and Brass Castings. R and Co. have a huge and daily-increasing Stock of Models for Wheels, Pulleys, Columns, Girders, and Agricultural Implements, and have always first-class Model-makers work. R and Co. beg to say that all Materials used in the Construction of their Machinery are of the best possible quality, Work executed by the most skilful Mechanics, and the arrangements on the newest and most scientific principles. Earle's Field Iron Works, Grantham....'[1]

1866 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, Matthew Ridley, William Pawson, and Charles Basker, carrying on business as Engineers and Millwrights; under the style of Ridley and Co., at Grantham, in the county of Lincoln, is this day dissolved by. mutual consent. All debts due and owing to the late firm are to be paid to, and all claims against them will be liquidated by, the said William Pawson and Charles Basker, who will in future carry on the business under the style of Pawson and Basker...'[2]

Became Pawson and Basker

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