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William Ashton (Manchester)

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William Ashton of Commercial Foundry, Commercial Street, Knott Mill (bottom of Little Peter Street), Manchester.

Machine maker and iron founder. Slubbing, roving, and drawing frames, braiding machines, etc. [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Slater's Directory of Manchester and Salford, 1863