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James Sheldon

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of Old Quay, Manchester

1795 Advertisement: 'To Cotton Factories, and Journeymen Machine Makers. TO SOLD, TWO very capital SPINNING FRAMES, of 72 spindles each, calculated on the most modern and approved principle, for running light, and turning off a quantity. A new roving and drawing-frame, on improved plan:—One ditto, ditto, that has worked. Two mules, ditto, ditto. Apply James Sheldon and Co. machine-makers, Old Quay, Manchester, who are in want of joiners, filers, clock-makers, smiths, and turners, that have been used to machinery.—Good wages, or piecework will be given, and constant employment. Manchester, 26th October, 1795.'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Chester Chronicle, 30th October 1795