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Millgate Iron Works

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of Newark-on-Trent

1862 Advert: 'MILLGATE IRON WORKS. GEORGE LOW begs respectfully to inform the public that, in addition to manufacturing every description of Engineering and Millwrights' work, he is prepared to execute Repairs to fixed and portable Engines, also Thrashing-machines, on most reasonable terms.
Shafts turned up to 30 feet long, at one cut; Screw Cutting up 25 feet long; Cylinders bored and re-bored, any diameter up to 5 feet: Planing to feet long 3 feet wide ; Shaping and Slotting. Circular, Flat and Angular Surfaces; Surface Turning, any diameter to feet. Castings every description, up to about 8 tons. Pallisading of every design.
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MILLGATE IRON WORKS, NEWARK-ON-TRENT. GEORGE LOW (from Messrs. Fairbairn and Sons', Manchester) respectfully informs the Millowners, Agriculturists, and the Public generally that he has entered upon the premises formerly occupied by the late Mr. George Ingledew, which he is fitting up with new and improved Machinery, and is therefore prepared to manufacture STEAM ENGINES, WATER WHEELS, CORN MILLS, WIND MILLS, HYDRAULIC MACHINERY of every description, PORTABLE ENGINES, &c, on the most approved principles. G. L. is assisted by an experienced Manager, who was for several years Head Draughtsman at Messrs. Fairbairn's.
Improved Thrashing machines, recommended for simplicity of construction and few parts.
Agent for Professor Thompson's Patent Vortex Turbine Water Wheels, adapted for driving every kind of machinery.
Manufacturer of Carter's Patent Fire Alarum, which will give warning of any increase of temperature, which renders it the best preventive of fire.
Engineering and Millwright work of every description.
Situation Sites, Water, inspected by a competent person (free of charge beyond travelling expenses incurred), who will advise as to the best arrangement of any kind of machinery, and from which plans or estimates can be made.
GEORGE LOW, Engineer, Millwright, and Implement Maker. Millgate Foundry, Newark-on-Trent (late Geo. Ingledew)'[1]

1864 Advert: 'MILLGATE IRON WORKS, NEWARK. GEORGE LOW, Millwright, Engineer, and Hydraulic Engineer, manufacturer of Steam Engines, high pressure, condensing, and quick speed: the latter are 20 per cent below the cost of other Engines. Turbines, Water Wheels, Corn Mills, and Mill-gearing of every description, Portable Engines, Thrashing Machines, and Sawing Machinery.[2]

1865 Sale of stock-in-trade[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. Stamford Mercury, 25 April 1862
  2. Stamford Mercury, 29 January 1864
  3. Lincolnshire Chronicle, 3 March 1865