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West of England Engineering Co

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West of England Engineering and Coker Canvas Co of Parrett Works, Martock, Somerset.

1869 advert: 'Sales by Messrs Fuller, Horsey, Son and Co.
To Engineers, Ironfounders and others.
THE WEST OF ENGLAND ENGINEERING AND COKER CANVAS COMPANY (Limited).
—In Liquidation.
Messes Fuller, Horsey, Son and Co., are instructed by the liquidators to sell by auction, at the Works, Martock, Somerset, on Monday, November 8th, 1869, and following days, at 12 o'clock precisely, in lots, the Machinery, Tools and Stock-in-Trade Of the ENGINEERING WORKS and FOUNDRY; one nearly new 14-inch screw cutting gap-bed lathe, four screw cutting lathes, 7 1/2, 8, 10 and 12-inch centres ; one surfacing lathe, 19in. centre, 5ft. face; two self-acting planing machines, one self-acting shaping machine, by Smith, Beacock and one slotting machine, two self-acting drilling machines, one screwing machine, to screw up to 1 1/2 inch; several hand lathes, 6 cwt. steam hammer, by Tannett and Walker, new two years since; one new self-acting boring bar, 12ft. long; set of 4ft. bending rolls, punching press and tools, 10-ton jib foundryn crane, 40 tons boxes, 40 tons hematite and No. 1 pig iron, 180 tons of useful machinery castings, four cupolas, coal mill, three fan blowing machines (two Lloyd's and one Schieles'), nine forges, large assortment of smiths' tools, anvils, vices, benches, steel tools of the usual description, Weston's pulley blocks, Haley's jacks, leather belts, 33 new turned pullies, 15 tons rod, bar and plate iron, brass, copper, lead, new files and steel, and stores of various description; valuable collection wood patterns and drawings, the plant of the gas works, gas holder, retorts, purifier, mains and pipes, turret clock, yard bell and numerous other effects.
To be viewed Saturday previous and morning of sale, when catalogues may be had at the works, and of Messrs Fuller, Horsey, Son and Co., 11, Buliter-square, London, KC.
Approved bills at three months' date will be taken from purchasers to the amount £50 and upwards.

'Sixteen new Steam Engines and Boilers manufactured the WEST OF ENGLAND ENGINEERING AND COKER CANVAS COMPANY (Limited).
Messrs Fuller, Horsey, Son and Co. are instructed by the liquidators to sell by auction, at the Parrett Works, Martock, Somerset, on Tuesday, Nov. 9th, at twelve o'clock precisely, in lots.
Ten new Steam Engines and Six Steam Boilers, Including one pair of Colliery winding horizontal steam engines, with 18-inch cylinders, one pair of horizontal steam engines for a rolling mill, 24-inch. cylinders, 3-feet stroke ; one 40-horse power horizontal steam-engine with condenser ; one 15 3/4-inch cylinder table steam-engine, one 8-inch cylinder horizontal steam-engine, one 2 1/2-horse power vertical steam-engine with boiler, one powerful traction engine, one 7-horse power portable steam-engine, one donkey pumping engine, one 8-horse power oscillating cylinder steam-engine, one egg end steam boiler, 5-feet diameter, 36 feet long ; 2 Cornish boilers, 25 feet long, 5 feet diameter; one 10-horse power Cornish boiler, crank shafts, two new condensers, safety valves and numerous parts of engines and gearing in process of manufacture.
To be viewed with the other effects. See previous advertisements.

To Sailcloth and Canvas Manufacturers, Twine and Shoethread Spinners, and others.
THE WEST OF ENGLAND ENGINEERING AND COKER CANVAS COMPANY (Limited).
—In Liquidation. Messrs Fuller, Horsey, Son and Co., are instructed by the liquidators to sell by auction, at the works, known at the Parrett works, Martock, Somerset, on Wednesday, November 10th, at-12 o'clock precisely, in lots, the Costly Machinery and Tools, of the spinning sheds and mills, including two nearly new flax or tow spinning frames, 148 spindles 4 1/2 hft 4 1/2 pitch, one by Greenwood and Batley, Leeds, two nearly new circular finishing cards, one 6 feet wide 5 feet diameter, by Lawson, one circular finishing card 5 feet wide, two half circular breaking cards 5 feet and 4 feet wide, six circular cards newly clothed and refitted, 4 feet wide, with Fairbairn's patent rotary gill drawing frames, five tow spinning frames 3 1/2 inch to 6 inch lifts, 388 spindles, one new spinning frame nearly complete, two hot water frames, spindles each, one double twisting frame, 6 inch lift, 72 spindles, 16 screw gill drawing and cone roving machines, two screw gill spreading machines, three circular tow roving and drawing machines, one doodle flax drawing machine, one tow shaking machine, 14 power looms, three heckling machines, two scutching machines, one calender, two circular drawing frames, five Fairbairn's patent rotary tow roving frames, two jute and flax breaking machines, one lapping, two warping frames, quilling and spooling frames, six twisting machines, 17 balling machines, reeling machine, 300 silver [sliver] cans, 100 gross bobbins and quills, blowing machine, a complete bleaching apparatus, iron and slate tanks, poles, posts, new reeds, spools, webbing, leather belts, 300 feet turned bright shafting and and large assortment of implements connected with the trade.
To be viewed three days prior the day of sale. Catalogues, in due time, may be had at the works; and of Messrs Fuller, Honey, Son and Co., 11, Billiter square, London,-E.C.
Approved bills at three months' date will be taken from purchasers the amount of £50 and upwards.

To Wheelwrights, Agriculturists and others, THE WEST OF ENGLAND ENGINEERING AND COKER CANVAS COMPANY (Limited).
—In Liquidation.
FULLER, HORSEY, SON and Co., are instructed by the liquidators to sell by auction, at the works, Martock, Somerset, on Thursday, November 11th at 12 o'clock-precisely, in lots, the Plant and Stock Of the Patent Wheel Works, also agricultural implements, including a large stock of capital dry ash, elm and oak plank and boards, 1,500 oak spokes, 3,000 ash felloes, iron and elm stocks, 90 pairs of new wheels (Parsons' patent), 100 pairs of arms, ordinary wheels, two timber carriages, carts, tire iron, rivets, two clod crushers, flour mill, seven wrought-iron ploughs (Howard's and Hornsby's), one pair drag harrows, two turnip cutters (Hornsby's). two flax breakers, mortar mill, ladders, garden chairs, trucks, barrows, To be viewed with the other effects, and catalogues had. See separate advertisement. Approved bills at three months' date will taken from purchasers to the amount £50 and upwards.'[1]

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  1. Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 20 October 1869