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Eagle Foundry, London

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of 134 Maid Lane (now renamed Park Street), Southwark, London

1809 Advert: 'Capital Steam Engine, &c.
By Mr. CHAMPNEY, on the Premises, the Eagle Foundry, No. 134, Maid-lane, Southwark, on THURSDAY next., the 12th inst, at Eleven, by Order of Messrs. Bradley and Coxen, dissolving Partnership,
Capital 4-horse power STEAM ENGINE by Fenton, Murray and Wood, with all the apparatus compleat, with riggers, straps, spindles, brickwork and timbers, and a quantity of cast iron and lead pipe, &c. To be viewed until the day of sale, between the hours of nine and five, when Particulars may had on the Premises ; and of Mr. Champney, No. 8, Basing-lane.'[1]

1810 George Coxon of the Eagle Foundry listed as a contributing member to the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, &c.

1818 Advert: 'To Iron Founders.- Wanted a sober steady MAN, to undertake the Management of a small Foundry, in the Country—he must perfectly understand Moulding and Melting. For further particulars apply to Mr. J. Bradley, Eagle Foundry, Maid-lane, Southwark.'[2]

An 1834 map shows 'Bradley's Foundry' immediately west of the site of the Globe Theatre.

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Sources of Information

  1. Morning Advertiser - Monday 9 October 1809
  2. Morning Advertiser - Wednesday 23 December 1818