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Sarah Whitley

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Mrs. Sarah Whitley of Bridge Foundry, Warrington

1818 Advert: 'IRON FOUNDERS.
All that large and convenient IRON FOUNDERY, situate in Mersey-street, within Warrington, in the county of Lancaster, now in full work, lately carried on by Mrs. Sarah Whitley, deceased, together with the Moulds, Patterns, and the requisite Utensils for carrying on the Concern and also the Joiners' and Smiths' Shops, and other appendages held therewith, and an excellent Patent Steam Engine, (on the most approved principles) if 16 horses power.
The above Property offers an advantageous opportunity to any Person or Company engaged, or desirous to embark, in the Iron Foundery Business on an extensive scale. The Buildings are capacious , and are conveniently adapted, from local situation, to a Concern of this nature, being situate on the banks the River Mersey, from which, coals and materials may discharged at the Foundery gates, at a very cheap rate.
The Concern has been long and respectably established, and part only the surplus power of the Engine after turning the different lathes and blowing the furnaces, is now let to substantial tenants, at a yearly rent of £300.
Mr. P. Caldwell, who may be met with at the Foundery, will shew the Premises, from whom also further Particulars may be had.'[1]

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  1. Manchester Mercury, 3 February 1818