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of Booth Street, Salford
1836 Partnership dissolved. '...the partnership heretofore carried on by us, the undersigned, Harry Bentley, William Jenkinson and William Bow, as roller and spindle-manufacturers and ironmakers, at Salford, in the county of Lancaster under the firm "Harry Bentley and Company" was this day dissolved by mutual consent as far as concerns the said William Bow....' 
1841 Listed in Pigot & Slater’s Manchester & Salford Directory of 1841 as Harry Bentley & Co, Millwrights and Roller and Spindle Makers, 17 Booth Street. Harry Bentley’s house: Wellington Square
1844 25th July: Partnership of William Jenkinson and Harry Bentley, at Salford, millwrights and roller spindle makers, under the name Harry Bentley and Co, dissolved by mutual consent . It is possible that this was William Jenkinson of Jenkinson and Bow, whose premises backed on to Booth Street.
1850 Listed in Slater's 1850 Directory as Engineers, millwrights and roller and spindle makers, and makers of saw frames and high pressure steam engines and boilers, at Eagle Works, Booth Street. Bentley’s house: 85 St Stephen’s Street, Salford. The 'Eagle Roller and Spindle Works' is clearly shown on Booth Street on the 1849 O.S. map 
1852 Harry Bentley, formerly of St Stephens Street, and occupying premises in Booth Street, roller and spindle maker and millwright, and late a lodger in St Stephen Street, out of business 
1852 Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors, 20th March, on his own petition: Harry Bentley, late of No. 87 St Stephen Street, Salford, roller and spindle maker, out of business. - In the gaol of Lancaster 
1853, 22nd October, Patent No. 2441 issued to Harry Bentley, roller and spindle maker and millwright, for improvements in steam-boilers, and in the method of setting or fixing the same The London Gazette, January 30th, 1857
1854 Harry Bentley, late a lodger at 87 St Stephen’s Street, Salford, out of business, Insolvent. 
1886 Premises sold. '...ALL those FREEHOLD WORKS, situate in Everard-street, Ordsal-lane, Salford, known as the Eagle Roller Works, recently in the occupation of the successors of the late Harry Bentley, together with the engine, boiler, shafting, gas and water mains therein. The net building land on which the premises are erected contains 876 square yards or thereabouts...'