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Theophilus Barker

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of Bradford

1901 Sale Notice: 'Young Street, Four Lane Ends, Thornton Road, Bradford. Bobbin and Shuttle Makers. Engineers, and Others.
MR. BENJAMIN COOPER LUND has received instructions from Mr. Theophilus Barker, Shuttle Manufacturer, to Sell by Auction, on Wednesday, June 5, 1901, the Whole of his SHUTTLE-MAKER’S PLANT and STOCK-IN-TRADE, at his Works, No. 3, Young Street:—
Boiler, 16ft. by 5ft., with 2ft. 8in. firing-box; 6h.p. horizontal steam engine, by Darven, 20in. stroke ; 8ft. mortar mill, driven from top ; steam piping; five turning lathes, various ; two lathe heads, turning gauntry, two upright drills, long vice bench, 25ft. of 2 1/2in. shafting, with drums; pair of glazers, circular-saw bench, to take in 34in. saw; eight circular saws, grindstone and trough, iron press, for tips; circular-saw spindle, smith’s bellows, anvil, iron crab, leather belting, gas meter, gas fittings, iron and wood turning tools, sycamore rollers, bushing machine, brass hoops, quantity shuttles, emery powder, cloth, and sand paper, &c, &c.
Plant on View from Nine o’clock on Morning of Sale. The Plant will have to be sold, as Mr. Barker is giving up business account of ill-health.'[1]


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  1. Bradford Observer - Thursday 30 May 1901