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Thompson and Co (Liverpool)

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of Oil Street, Liverpool

1838 Advert: 'EXTENSIVE SALE OF THE VALUABLE MACHINERY, UTENSILS, & STOCK OF AN IRON-FOUNDRY, OIL-STREET, LIVERPOOL.
MESSRS. THOMAS WINSTANLEY and SONS respectfully announce that they are directed to SELL by AUCTION, on the premises, Oil-street, near the Victoria Dock, Monday and Tuesday, the 13th and 14th days of August inst. at twelve o'clock precisely each day — the capital MACHINERY, WORKING IMPLEMENTS, and UTENSILS connected with the extensive establishment in the occupation of Messrs. Thompson and Co. and which have been recently fitted up at a considerable expence, and are now in complete working order. They comprise a compact Steam Engine of ten-horse power, with gearing and wrought cistern, an excellent planing machine, two capital large turning lathes, with 5 feet and feet 11 face plates, and iron beds, several smaller ditto, and slide lathes of different sizes, a drilling machine, a screwing ditto, and a great variety of tools, taps, dies, boring rods, &c. two large and powerful cranes, two excellent cupolas, a drying stove, with carriage and railway, large quantity of casting boxes of different dimensions, three cast cisterns, large furnace, four smithy hearths, several anvils, swage blocks, two-tier cranes, with tools, bellows, a great number of swages, tongs, bolt tools, hammers, vices, and benches, mandrills, engineers' tools, &c. an extensive and valuable assortment of wood patterns, including those of the locomotive engine, a patent weighing machine, a quantity of shafting, wood and lead blast pipes, &c.
The Stock includes a highly valuable Locomotive Engine, nearly in a finished state, parts of two engines, consisting of cast wheels, large wrought crank, and a pair of 13-inch cylinders and frames, pair of 5-feet runners and mill, quantity of castings for drilling and punching machines and winch, 6-horse cylinder, several cwt. of new files, steel bars, brass castings, cast scrap, and wrought iron, and various other articles appertaining to the business of an Iron-founder. Together with the Office Fixtures, Gas-fittings, &c. To be viewed each morning previous to the sale, when catalogues may had at the Foundry; at Aris's Gazette Birmingham; of Mr. Robert Winstanley, Chapel Walks, Manchester; at the Chronicle Office, Chester; and of Messrs. Thomas Winstanley and Sons. Church-street, Liverpool.'[1]

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  1. Aris's Birmingham Gazette - Monday 13 August 1838