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William Jones (Bristol)

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of Thomas Street, Bristol

1818 Advert: 'TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, UTENSILS of BREWERY in the neighbourhood of Bristol, about to be dismantled. Consisting chiefly of 2 Coppers, about 6 1/4 feet diameter; a Mesh Tun, sundry Store Pieces, and Stillions ; a large leaded Reservoir, and a quantity of Lead Pipes, with cocks. The whole of the above is new, the Brewery never having been worked. For further particulars, apply to Mr. WM. JONES, Engineer, 67, Thomas-Street.[1]

1827 Advert: 'To MILL WRIGHTS, Steam-Engine Manufacturers, Iron-Founders, Smiths, and others.
On the Premises, on MONDAY, the 3d. day of September, 1927, and following days,
ALL the STOCK and IMPLEMENTS of TRADE of Mr. WM. JONES, THOMAS STREET, Bristol, (Declining Dusiness.)
Comprising a quantity of prime and well-seasoned Oak, Elm, Beech, and Deal Plank, Board, and Scantling; Crabtree Cogs; French and Welch Millstones; French Burrs; Alabaster; Bilstone Grindstones ; capital strong Lathe, with Sliding Bar, Boring Machine attached, for small Cylinders; small ditto, with Collars and Maundrills; an Engine constructed for cutting right or left-hand Screws; a set of Boring Blocks and Scoop Bits, with Bars, for Wood Pumps; Cast iron Wheel, Pinions, Pipes, Wrought Iron, Steel, Smiths' Forges, Crane, Bellows, Troughs, and a large quantity of Smiths' Tools of every description; a large Drilling Frame, fitted with Screws and Lever; Patterns for Steam Engines, from 40-horse power; also for Bevel, Spur, Mortice, Fly, Sheave, and Crane Wheels; Pinions, Pumps, Pipes, Shafts, Carriages, Cranks, &c.; a Cider Mill, with Double Rollers; a large Cider Press, with Wrought Iron Screw, and Brass Box; Tobacco and other Presses; Driver Screws, with Brass Boxes ; a small Fire Extinguishing Engine; Horse Wheels; a pair of large Scale Boards, with Chains, adapted for Cranes; Pullies and Blocks ; Counting-House Desks and Stools; Iron Door and Frame for Repository; Nest Drawers, for Nails, &c.; Carpenters' Work-Benches; and various other articles.
At One o'clock on Tuesday, the second day of sale, will be Sold, WHEEL STRIKING MACHINE, for Striking Hides, with Shafts, Wheel, Carriages, Brasses, and Framing, quite new, and well worth the attention of TANNERS. The Lathes and Screw Cutting Engine will be sold at one o'clock on Wednesday and the Cider Mill and Presses, at the same hour on Thursday. The whole may viewed three days previous to the sale, when Catalogues will be ready, and may be had at the place of sale, or of the Auctioneer, 6, Newfoundland-Street. Sale to commence each Morning at 10 o'clock.' [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Bristol Mirror, 2 May 1818
  2. Bristol Mirror - Saturday 25 August 1827