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Thorn and Dyke

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of Barley Close, Langport, Somerset

Iron and brass founders

Proprietor: Richard Dyke

1872 Advertisement: 'TO IRON FOUNDERS, ENGINEERS, AND OTHERS. TO BE DISPOSED OF, OLD-ESTABLISHED IRON FOUNDRY and MACHINE BUSINESS, well situated ; none other within 12 miles. Plant and Stock-in-Trade to be taken at valuation. A first-class opportunity for a thorough business man, as the present returns may be doubled. The present proprietor has carried on the same upwards of 40 years, but now being advanced in years, is unable give it the attention it requires.—For further particulars apply to Richard Dyke, Iron Foundry, Langport, Somerset.'[1]

1875 Advertisement for sale of plant, stock-in-trade and effects of Richard Dyke at Whatley Foundry, Langport [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Western Gazette, 15 March 1872
  2. Western Gazette, 10 September 1875