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Fortune Brothers

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Fortune Bros lathe advertised for sale in New Zealand in 2020[1]

of Fairfield Ironworks, Holmfield, near Halifax, Yorkshire

See also Fortune and Rushworth.

1919 Advert: ' Fortune Brothers (Limited) have been registered as a private company with a capital of £5,000 in £1 shares (£1,000 preference), to take over the business of tool makers carried on by Messrs. W. H. Fortune, A. Rushworth, and C. R. Fortune, as "Fortune, Rushworth & Co.," Fairfield Ironworks, Shay Lane, Ovenden, near Halifax, and elsewhere. The first directors are Mr. W. H. Fortune and Mr. C. R. Fortune.'[2]

1919 Advertising for a driller for lathe work.

1919 Advertising the sale of a range of tools, including a secondhand Muller automatic turret lathe, secondhand drilling machine, new Fortune hacksaw machines, and new bench vices. Evidently they were tool makers and dealers. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] 'Trade Me' website: lathe advertised for sale in Taupo by 'bitman'
  2. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 25 January 1919
  3. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 25 September 1919