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Vaughan and Hossack

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Vaughan & Hossack's oil feeder

of Castlefield Iron Works, Manchester

1850 Slater's 1850 directory lists Vaughan & Hassock, engineers and millwroghts, Canal Street, Castlefield, and and Alexander Vaughan, who lived at Dawson Street, Water Street, Manchester.

John Hossack lived at Canal Street.

1854 Description of their method of feed oil to a bearing journal by means of a light chain suspended from the journal and dipping into the oil reservoir (see illustration)[1]

1855 Advertisement concerning the sale of the machine and tool making establishment late in the occupation of Vaughan & Hossack, Canal Street, Liverpool Road, Manchester [2]

Location: Adshead's 1851 Maps of Manchester show 'Vaughan & Co's Machine Works' on a small triangular plot of land bounded by Canal Street and Duke Street. The 1848 O.S. map marks the premises as an iron and brass foundry. The south wall of the premises aligned with the north wall of the Roman fort.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] 'The Steam Engine - its History and Mechanism' by Robert Scott Burn: H Ingram & Co 1854
  2. Manchester Courier & Lancashire General Advertiser, 10 November 1855