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William Langford (of Manchester)

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of Manchester.

Machine makers.

1829 Advert: 'To SILK THROWSTERS, MACHINE-MAKERS, and MILLWRIGHTS — (Free from Duty.) By JAMES FROST, On Wednesday the 4th day of March, 1829, by order of the assignees of William Langford, bankrupt, at the Machine Shops lately occupied by him, situated in Bateman's Buildings, Manchester, and Parsonage, St. Mary's, Manchester:
ALL the Valuable & highly-finished MACHINERY, TURNING LATHES, and CUTTING ENGINE, comprising one throwing mill, containing 44 dozen, one smaller one with 16 1/2 dozen, and one cleaning machine with 90 bobbins, together with all the patterns; one valuable upright new cutting engine, with cutters, speeds, and index change wheels ; double speed lathe, 9 inch headstocks, two single ones, with inch and one 7 inch headstocks, with rests, face plates, and chucks, all polished and best finish, by Lewis 9 inch boring headstocks, grindstone, and iron frame, new smiths' bellows, anvil, and tools, new top motions for the lathes, finished in a superior style, circular saw and frame, joiners, filers, and turners' benches, large lot of new swift sticks, counter, and drawers, metal, brass, files, timber, vices, taps and dies, straps, and a variety other useful property for carrying on tbe machine-making business.
Sale to commence at ten o'clock; and further information had from Mr. Morris, Solicitor; Mr. Knight, Accountant, both of Spring Gardens; or the Auctioneer, 27, Pall Mall, Manchester.[1]

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  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 28 February 1829