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Stringer's Iron Foundry

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1700. At Mr. Stringer's Iron Foundery and Refinery in Blackfryers near Ludgate, are cast without Wood, Charcole or Bellows, Cannons, Bombs, Shot, Shells, &c. Bells of any size or tone, Potts and Kettles, hollow Rolls, Stoves, Cockles, and Bars for Sugar-Works, solid large Rolls for flatting of Iron, Brass, Copper or Lead, Roll for Mints, Stoves, Becks and Hearths for Chymneys, Flower Pots and Balconies, and Hatter Basons, Plates for Packers and Hot-presses, very large plates, for looking-glass Grinders, Cylinders for Water-works, various things for Millwork, Boxes for Coaches, Carts and Drays, Anvils for Smiths and Forges. All sorts of Chymical Vessels that can be made in Iron or in Stone Glass. Iron is there made of any temper desired, either so hard that no file cannot touch it, or so soft as to Bore or Turn as Wood. Those that have any quantities of broken Guns, or other old cast iron, may have money for them. As also money for course Copper, old Brass or Bell-Metal, Copper ores, Lead ores, or any sort of Metallick Bodies, whether Foreign or Domestick. This Iron Foundery meeting with such encouragement, requires the best Founders in London, and those that can mould in Sand, will find suitable encouragement, with all necessary provisions of Life."[1]

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  1. The Postman 1700/12/24-26 as reported in The Engineer 1917/12/07