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Eagle Foundry, Hanley

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1866 Advertisement: 'Eagle Foundry, Hanley, Staffordshire. MR. WHEATLEY KIRK respectfully announces that he has received instructions from William Grosvenor, Esq.. to SELL BY AUCTION, on the above premises on Wednesday and Thursday, the l2th and 13th days of September instant, commencing at twelve o'clock, the Whole of the valuable PLANT, Steam Engine, Boiler, Tools Machinery, Utensils, Patterns, &c; comprising 8-horse high pressure steam engine, 9in. cylinder, 2ft. stroke, with flywheel 7ft. diameter: egg-end boiler 18ft. long, 4ft. diameter, and mountings; slide and screw-cutting lathe, with two sets of head stocks, two compound slide rests, with tool holders; two sliding carriages with guiding screw, racks, and top guiding apparatus, on planed cast iron bed, 35ft. long, by John Glasgow, Manchester, vertical drilling machine, will take in 21in. and will drill 12in. Planing machine, will plane 6ft. by 3ft. 2in. by 2ft. 6 in - with compound cross slide, holders and regulators; screwing machine, powerful punching machine; 12in , 8in., and 7½ in single speed lathes; shafting and gearing, powerful jib crane, 20 ft radius, with cast iron balance, spur gearing, chains hooks and pulleys, strapping, steam and water pipes, smithy tools, smiths' hearths, bellows, anvils, swage blocks, vices, benches, large quantity moulding boxes, for various work, three cupolas, loam carriages, ladles, cast-iron pans, wrought and scrap iron, a large assortment of valuable wood patterns for beam and horizontal engines, wheels and pulleys, and various other work; stores, office fixtures and numerous other effects; full particulars of which may be had at the offices of the Auctioneer, 8, Essex-street, King-street, Manchester.[1]

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  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 8th September 1866