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William Bennett (of Liverpool)

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Not your average warehouse crane. Location - Hackins Hey (street), off Dale Street, Liverpool
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1842 Advert: 'WILLIAM BENNETT, IRONFOUNDER AND GRATE MANUFACTURER, 38, SIR THOMAS'S-BUILDINGS, Begs to inform his Friends and the Public that he has now fully Stocked his NEW SHOW ROOMS, 67. SIR THOMAS'S-BUILDINGS, with every variety of SHEFFIELD and COUNTRY-MADE GRATES, which, together with the GRATES and KITCHEN RANGES of his own manufacture, form the largest and best-selected variety of Grates, &c., in Liverpool.
FENDERS AND FIRE-IRONS
Agent for J. B Doe's Patent Iron Soap Frames.'[1]

1855 Advert: 'MARBLE AND IRON CHIMNEY-PIECES.
WILLIAM BENNETT, GENERAL IRON FOUNDER, GRATE AND KITCHEN RANGE MANUFACTURER, &c., &c.
SIR THOMAS'S-BUILDINGS AND WHITECHAPEL, LIVERPOOL.
W. BENNETT desires to inform his Friends that has just completed new and extensive SHOWROOMS, for the Sale of MARBLE and IRON CHIMNEY-PIECES, REGISTER GRATES, FENDERS and FIRE-IRONS, where the whole are shown fixed complete as for use.
The Stock is the largest and most varied of any in the kingdom, comprising a Selection of beautiful MARBLE CHIMNEY-PIECES, manufactured in Italy, Belgium, and France, together with many new and elegant Designs of Home Manufacture.'[2]

1862 Removing to 'extensive premises in Lime Street, opposite the south end of St George's Hall'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Liverpool Mail - Tuesday 31 May 1842
  2. Liverpool Mail - Saturday 15 September 1855
  3. Liverpool Mail - Saturday 31 May 1862