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Stones and Williams

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of Knott Mill, Manchester

1821 Listed as Stones and Williams, cotton spinners, Gatley’s Factory, Knot Mill. Also, Christopher Stones, cotton spinner, house 9 Jackson's Lane, Hulme.[1]

1827 Advertisement: 'TO MULE AND THROSTLE SPINNERS. TO SOLD BY AUCTION, By JAMES FROST, On Wednesday and Thursday the 28th and 29th days March instant, (by order of the assignees of Christopher Stones), on the premises lately occupied by him, situated at Knott Mill, Manchester: The whole of the MACHINERY, (great part as good as new, having lately undergone a complete repair,) used in the Preparing and Spinning of Cotton, comprising one willow, one picker, with double rollers ; five carding engines, 40 inches on the wire, with working rollers and flats ; thirty-seven carding engines, 18 inches on the wire; one drawing frame, with six double heads; one drawing frame, with four double heads ; and one with two double beads; three stubbing frames, 24 spindles each, (by Hewes;) three bobbin and fly frames, spindles each ; two stretching frames, spindles each ; one stretching frame, spindles six mules, 204 spindles each ; two mules, spindles each ; two mules, two hundred and sixty-four spindles each; and fourteen mules, 276 spindles each, with 16 and 16½ inch rollers, and 14 and 14½ spindles; eleven throstles, 120 spindles each ; four throstles, 100 spindles each; with all the cross shafting, bevel wheels, counter, drums. &c, most of these throstles are the best possible condition; also one nearly new winding machine, (by Taylor), 120 spindles ; two thirty-hank and four forty-hank bobbin reels, with brass spindle boxes and loose spindles; several grinding machines, shafts, counters, drivers, gallowses, cotton cans, filers' vices, spreading tables and rollers, card scales, metal, &c. &c Sale to commence each day at ten o'clock. Catalogues, and further Information, may be had by applying to the AUCTIONEER.'[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. Pigot & Dean's New Directory of Manchester and Salford, 1821-22
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 24th March 1827