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Turner in wood and metal.
1777 Advert: 'This is to acquaint the PUBLIC, THAT THOMAS FROST (late Apprentice to Mr. Joseph Barnett, Turner) is begun Business near the Top of Market-street-lane:, opposite Fountain-street, Manchester, where all Sorts of Turn’d Work is performed in the Manner, and on the most reasonable Terms, by the Public’s most obedient Servant, THOMAS FROST.
N. B. Cabinet Makers and Joiners may have their Work done in the most expeditious Manner.'
1778 Advert 'THOMAS FROST, TURNER, At the Upper-End of Market-street-lane, opposite to Fountain-street, MANCHESTER, begs Leave to inform the PUBLIC, THAT he has fixed up a MACHINE for Turning all Sorts of OVAL WORK, which will be done in the neatest Manner. Also makes Bannisters for Stair-cases, carved plain; and all Sorts of Laths are made for Turning. Every Article will be done on the lowest Terms, and all Orders thankfully received, By their humble Servant, THOMAS FROST.' 
1783 Advert: 'AN APPRENTICE, TO THE TURNERY Business. Apply to THOMAS FROST, Turner, at the Top of Market-street-lane, Manchester.'