Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

George Harker

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of Medlock Iron Foundry, Manchester

1825 Listed as iron founders and hydraulic press makers, Medlock Foundry, Old Garret and Pritchard Street[1]

1830 Advert: 'HYDRAULIC PRESS MANUFACTORY.
GEORGE HARKER begs leave to return his most sincere thanks for the patronage he has received, and the support has been favoured with, and at the same time respectfully informs his Friends and the Public, that after several years experience he has been enabled to make many important improvements: he has brought forward the HYDRAULIC PRESS to that perfection, as to be enabled to apply it to many more useful purposes than that of Pressing and Baling Manufactured Goods. He likewise begs to state, that he has a new set of patterns, of all sizes, from a three inch to an eighteen inch ram, and will be enabled to supply those who may favour him with their orders for Presses, much lower than any other house in the trade, he employs the whole of his time to that branch the business.
Medlock Brass and Iron Foundry, Old Garratt, Manchester.'[2]

1836 Advertisement: 'HYDRAULIC PRESSES.- Mr. GEO. HARKER begs leave to inform his Friends and the Public that although he is making great alterations on his premises, he will continue the HYDRAULIC PRESS business; at the same time he returns his most sincere thanks for the liberal support he has had since he commenced business.
Medlock Foundry, near Old Garratt, Manchester.'[3]

1837 'TO BE LET, a capital NEW FACTORY, fronting the River Medlock, Charles-street, Chorlton, Manchester, with a new steam-engine, 20 horses' power, boiler, thirty horses' power, mill geearing, &c. — The premises are amply supplied with water from the river Medlock and are well lighted. The factory is six stories high. — For further particulars apply to Mr. GEORGE HARKER, on the premises.'[4]

1841 Advertisement for sale of various textile machines at Mr. George Harker's factory, Charles Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock[5].


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] History, Directory, and Gazetteer of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Volume II, 1825
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 20 March 1830
  3. Manchester Times - Saturday 16 July 1836
  4. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 1 July 1837
  5. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertise, 7 August 1841