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Thomas Craddock and Co

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1848 Partnership change. '...the Partnership lately subsisting between us the undersigned Thomas Craddock, John Muscott, and Richard Edward Hodges, of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, Engineers and Machine; Makers, under the style or firm of Thomas Craddock and Company, was, on the 2d day of October instant, dissolved, by mutual consent, so far only as respects the said John Muscott; and the said business will in future be carried on by the said Thomas Craddock and Richard Edward Hodges...'[1]

1849 Directory: T. Craddock and Co. Listed as Engineers [2]

1849 Partnership dissolved. '... the Partnership lately subsisting between us the undersigned, Thomas Craddock and Richard Edward Hodges, of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, Engineers and Machine Makers, under the style or firm of Thomas Craddock and Company was, on the 20th day of March instant, dissolved by mutual consent...'[3]

1849 Sale Notice: 'TO ENGINEERS, MACHINISTS. AND OTHERS. SALE WITHOUT RESERVE, At No. 36, BROAD STREET, BIRMINGHAM, opposite the British Association Building.
To be SOLD by AUCTION, Mr. GIMBLETT, on MONDAY and TUESDAY, the 30th and 31st days of July, 1849, on the Premises above — the whole of the valuable MACHINERY, STEAM ENGINES, WORKING TOOLS, &c. belonging Mr. Thomas Craddock, consisting of Three superior High Pressure STEAM ENGINES, of Four Horse power each ; One High and Low Pressure ENGINE, of Twenty-five Horse power, valuable high pressure Condensing and Expansive LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE, of Ten Horse power ; One Forty Horse power, and One Twenty Horne power ENGINES, nearly finished ; Expansive ENGINE of Sixteen Herse power ; Two AIR PUMPS for a Fifteen Horse Engine; two Condensers, two Tubular Boilers ; valuable Self-acting PLANING MACHINE, Whitworth and Co., to plane four feet in length, and two feet six inches in width; Self acting DRILLING MACHINE, pair of Oscillating MARINE ENGINES, of Ten Horse power; Four valuable and superior Self-acting Screw Cutting Bed LATHES, of various dimensions, with change Wheels, overhead Motion and Gearing, useful Bar Lathe and Trace Lathe, three feet diameter, VICES and BENCHES, Bending Apparatus, Stock and Dies, CASTING MOULDS, useful Pattern Maker's LATHE, Tools, and Patterns. Also, the Office FIXTURES, Factory CLOCK, and other Effects ; particulars of which will appear the catalogues. Sale to commence at Ten o'clock.' [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette Publication date:3 November 1848 Issue:20911 Page:3930
  2. History and Directory of Birmingham, 1849: Engineers
  3. [The London Gazette Publication date:6 April 1849 Issue:20965 Page:1138]
  4. Birmingham Journal - Saturday 21 July 1849