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Thomas Morris (of Manchester)

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of Alport Iron Foundry, Alport Town, Deansgate, Manchester

Iron Founders

1825 Listed as an ironfounder [1]

1830 Advert: 'To IRONFOUNDERS, MILLWRIGHTS, Machine Makers, Ironmongers, and others.
By JAMES FROST, On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, the 21st, 22d. and 23d days of June, 1830, at the Alport Iron Foundry, Deansgate, occupied by Mr. Thomas Morris, who declining business:
The entire of his Valuable STOCK of MACHINERY, IMPLEMENTS, UTENSILS, an assortment of IRONMONGERY GOODS, and other effects, comprising amongst other articles, a portable steam engine of four horses' power, blowing apparatus, with fly, lever and eccentric, large and small cupalo, large foundry crane with rack and slides, thirty or forty tons of large and small machine makers' and millwrights' mouldings boxes, an assortment of oven and boiler boxes, large and small smiths' bellows, anvils and tools, lathes, tools, vices, benches, two large crane ladles, small ladles and moulder's tools, assortment of new flat and round iron, palisading of various patterns, descending pipes, large and small iron pairs, two hand carts, wheelbarrows, fire stoves, large and small iron scales and weights, joiners' benches, upright drills, tap wrenches, taps and dies, timber, steam pipes, shafting, new shop work in great variety, sash weights, sough and ash grids, sorts' tue irons, bakers' ovens, all kinds of oven fronts, grate ranges, sham metal grates and fronts, coves, square and bow ranges, doors and frames, bottoms for boilers, door scrapers, large number of 15, 16, and 18 inch new ovens, complete, small garden rollers, number of full stove grates, an extensive assortment of patterns, both for the heavy and shop work, in prime condition, counting-house desks and fixtures, four iron safes, together with a large quantity of old iron, metal, and brass, partitions, shelves, counters, &c. &c. Catalogues may be obtained six days before the sale,....'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 'History, Directory, and Gazeteer of the County of Lancaster', Vol 2, by Edward Baines and W. Parson
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 12 June 1830