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Vauxhall Foundry, Leicester

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See also Ride, Coleman and Co

1837 Proprietor: Edward Coleman.

1838 Advert: 'TO IRONFOUNDERS, SMITHS, & OTHERS.
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By B. Payne, FREE FROM AUCTION DUTY,) Wednesday and Thursday next, the 2lst and 22nd of February. The whole of the very valuable Stock in Trade, Steam Engine, excellent Lathes, and other Effects, the property of MR. EDWARD COLEMAN, Ironfounder, a Bankrupt, on the premises, Vauxhall Foundry, Leicester;

'Comprising an excellent 14-horse power portable steam engine, fixed on stones, with boiler, feed, steam pipes complete, Boulton and Watt's principle, a wrought-iron wheel race to fly wheel for ditto; two sets of machinery for turning railway wheels on their own axles; a blacking and coal dust mill; a strong lathe on oak bed, fixed on stones, shafts, wheels, drums, &c. a wrought iron long shaft, with wheels; a blowing fan, fixed on stones, with shafts, drums, with about 60 yards of 9-inch brick flue to the same, leading to foundry, and cast pipes to smiths forges; a very superior srong heavy lathe, for turning railway wheels with metal bed, heads, 2 face plates, 2 cast hollow spindles, and boring rods with cutters, wheels, shafts, &c complete; cast-steel turning tools for ditto; 2 very strong double slide rests for ditto, shafts, drums, &c. ; a self-acting slide lathe on metal bed. 11ft. long, and 10 1/2in. wide, with driving shaft, speed-pullies, ccmplete ; steel lathe tools for ditto, iron mandrills; double slide rest; small lathe on metal bed, with heads, rest, driving shafts, and speed pullies; press drills; work benches, with vice, hand pipes and screw; grinding stone and frame, with shafts and drums ; a quantity of stocks, taps, and dies, various threads; smiths' forges, with the irons, blow pipes, slack troughs, and tools; wrought iron crane ; foundry crane, with blocks and chains; ...... a plate, with cast and wrought screw, for rounding railway hoops, (very good); cast plate and wrought hoop for shoeing railway wheels: a quantity of good patterns, iron, lead, and wood; furnace for heating (plates, hoops, &c), lined with fire bricks ; cast mouth pieces and plates; gas fittings; .....'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Leicestershire Mercury - Saturday 17 February 1838