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W. Carter (Oxford)

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1825 Advert: 'UNIVERSITY and CITY BRASS & IRON FOUNDRY.
W. CARTER, High-street, Oxford.
Manufacturer of all sorts of Fancy and Plain IRON WORK., Iron Railings, Bedsteads, Virandas, Field Gates, Hurdles, furnishing ironmonger, copper and Whitesmith, Bell-Hanger, Tin-Plate Worker, &c. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
WC respectfully returns thanks to his Friends and the Public, for the great support he has met with since the establishment of the Brass and Wrought-Iron Manufactory, at Summer Town, and begs to inform them, that, in addition to his Manufactory, High-street, Oxford, he has now erected a NEW FOUNDRY and WORKS, at Jericho, Oxford, adjoining the Birmingham Canal, on a much larger scale, and has engaged some of the best workmen. W. C. intends to offer his Goods on very moderate terms and as proof of his manufacturing Stove Grates, and all sorts of Iron Work, he requests the Public to choose their own patterns, and to see them run from the metal, he assures his Friends, that he will now be able to execute orders on the shortest notice; and as Iron has fallen in price, he has reduced his price of Nails, Bar Iron, Ironmongery, &c, being resolved not to be undersold by any House in the Trade. He also begs to recommend his newly-invented Cast-Iron Ovens to families, warranted to bake Bread, &c.
For the better accommodation of the Public, W. C. intends to cast four days every week.
Iron and Brass to cast to any design or pattern, fit for paper and other mills, &c.
The Trade supplied with Castings, on very liberal terms.
W C having lately erected a large Lathe, worked by horsepower, will be enabled to turn mill-spindles and large iron work of every description.
Good price given for old cast iron.- Designs by estimate, if required.'[1]


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  1. Oxford University and City Herald, 5 November 1825