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Spring Hill Iron Works

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of Royton, near Oldham

1842 Advert: 'Important Sale of the Modern Tools and Stock of an Iron Foundry and Steam Engine Manufactory.
By T. M. FISHER, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the 6th, 7th, and 8th days of July, 1842, on the premises belonging to Messrs. John and Edward Evans, situate at Royton, on the road between Oldham and Rochdale: to be sold without the least reserve, in consequence of their declining the business; sale to commence each day punctually at eleven o'clock in the forenoon-
THE Valuable Modern TOOLS, which are all by the best makers, and in capital working condition, including power planing machine, bed 20 feet long, 3 feet 6 inches wide, 5 feet high, and ditto, bed 3 feet 4 inches long, 1 foot 4 inches wide, both self-acting in the horizontal cuts; 26-inch double geared slide-lathe, bed 18 feet long, 2 feet 1 inch wide, 24 inch double geared ditto, bed 18 feet long ........ upright boring machine of size and power sufficient for the largest cylinder; capital upright drilling machine, fitted with carriage bed 31 feet long, for boring engine beams and other heavy work; double geared upright drilling machine, by Smith, Beacock, and Tannett, Leeds; wheel cutting engine, by Joy : bench planing machine; filing bench, with two large vices; .... lever weighing machine, up to 5 tons, and ditto, up to 20 tons, Kitchen; ..... several sets of patterns for steam engines.'[1]

1844 Advert for the sale of valuable millwright's and engineer's foundry patterns for spur gears from 6" to 24 ft diameter, pulleys, and complete sets of patterns for condensing steam engines of 6, 14, 20 , 26, 35, 40 and 50 HP. The works was lately in the occupation of J. and E. Evans[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 4 June 1842
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 24 February 1844