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Robert Sanderson and Co

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of Albyn Foundry, Little Govan, Glasgow

1844 Advert: 'IMPORTANT SALE STEAM ENGINE, TURNING LATHES, MACHINERY, Engineering and Boiler Makers’ Tools, Utensils and Patterns, &c., at THE ALBYN FOUNDRY, LITTLE GOVAN, GLASGOW.
No Auction Duty.
The Subscriber has received instructions to Sell, by Auction, upon the Premises at Little Govan, near Glasgow, the Valuable Stock of MACHINERY and UTENSILS, consisting of a New High Pressure Beam Engine, about 9 horse-power, 2 feet stroke, 10 inches cylinder : Large and Small Boring Mills, Planing Machines, Screwing Machines, Self-acting and Common Lathes, Lathe Shears, Cranes. Slide Rests, Verticles, Vices, Smiths’ Anvils and Tools, Files, Machinery, Engineering and Boiler Makers’ Tools and Utensils, Large Assortments of Patterns, Moulders’ Boxes, Combs, Dies and Taps, Cast Steel Bars, Augers, Rivets, Washers, Nails, Office Furniture, Large Gas Meter, &c., &c., belonging to the Sequestrated Estate of Messrs. Robert Sanderson Co.
This Sale, which is well worthy of the attention of Engineers, Boiler Makers, Iron Founders, Smiths, etc., will take place on Thursday the 16th day of January next, at 11 o'clock forenoon.
Catalogues may had on application to the Trustee, Robert Gow, junior, 49, Miller Street; and of the Subscriber, on or after the 1st of January next.
P. S. FRASER, General Sale Rooms, 17, George Street, Edinburgh

'And,
To be Sold by Public Roup, within the Royal Exchange Sale Rooms, Glasgow, upon Wednesday, the 15th day of January next, at Two o’clock Afternoon,— Upset price further reduced, (Free of Auction Duty,)
THE FOUNDRY, IRON AND ENGINEERING WORKS, referred to above, with the STEAM ENGINES and GREAT GEARING.
These works are situated on the Lands of Little Govan, on the South Bank of the Clyde, immediately East of Hutchesontown, and within two minutes’ walk of the Cross of Glasgow, and have ample supply of Water from the Clyde. The Works have been erected, within the last seven years, upon the most improved principle. They are quite complete, and are admirably situated for the carrying on of a very extensive Engineering and Foundry Business. The Buildings also are capable of being converted, at small expense, into a Power Loom Cloth Manufactory, or Cotton Spinning Work. They extend on the West to 260 feet, on the North to 220 feet, and on the East to 105 feet, and are free from any restrictions. There are upwards of 12,000 Yards of Ground, upon part of which the works are erected ; and a considerable portion of it may be used for extending the works, or it may be advantageously Sold, as the ground was feued eight years ago at 4s. 6d. a yard, and it is now worth much more than this sum ; or, if it be wished, a large portion of the Ground will be Sold without the Buildings. Apply to Mr. John Ker, merchant, Greenock, .....' [1]


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  1. Aberdeen Press and Journal - Wednesday 25 December 1844