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Albert Ironworks

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Albert Ironworks, Warrington, Lancashire.

Occupied until 1871 by William C. Eyton.

1871 Sale of Machinery by Wheatley, Kirk and Price, who officiated as auctioneers. [1]

1887 Advertisement: 'To Engineers, Ironfounders, Smiths, and others. MR. THOMAS WHITEHEAD has received instructions to SELL BY AUCTION, on the Premises, Albert Ironworks, School Brow, Warrington, on Tuesday, October 25, 1887, commencing at eleven o'clock, the whole of the Valuable MACHINE TOOL, Foundry Plant, Stores, and Effects; comprising 27in. slide lathe, on 24ft. bed ; 10in. screw-cutting lathe, on 12ft. bed; 6in. screw-cutting lathe, on 6ft. bed; two double-geared vertical drilling machines, four weighing machines, fitters' tools, screwing tackle, leather belting, pulley blocks, three portable and two fixed smiths' hearths, anvils and smithy tools, 4-ton portable crane, two 5-ton overhead cranes, foundry cupola, moulding boxes, loam mill, with engine attached; 35in. and 15in. blowing fans, moulders' tools, Cornish boiler, 12ft. long, 5ft. diameter, with 2ft. 8in. flue; corrugated iron roof, 40ft. long, 20ft. span; contents of pattern shops, stores, office furniture, &c. On view day prior to and morning of sale.—For further particulars and catalogues apply at the Works; or to the Auctioneer, Bewsey Chambers, Warrington.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1871/12/08 page 390.
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 24 October 1887