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James Layfield and Son

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of Plumbe Street Boiler Works, Burnley

1878 Advert: 'James Layfield and Son,
(Late of Grimshaw Street Boiler Works, and for 19 Years Managing Partner of the firm LAYFIELD AND CALVERLEY,) MANUFACTURERS OF MACHINE MADE BOILERS, The Same as Highly Recommended by all Companies in preference to Hand Made boilers.
Plumbe Street Boiler Works, BURNLEY,
Take this opportunity of returning thanks to numerous customers for the liberal support they have accorded them during the last eighteen months, and hope by still greater attention to business to merit a further share of patronage and support.
Dealer in Steam Gauges, Water Gauges, Valves, Taps, Rolled Joists, and Girders, and all kinds of Boiler Mountings.
Makers of every description of Wrought Iron Pans, Cisterns, Tiers, Steam Chests, Box Girders, &c, &c.
Repairs reasonably and efficiently executed.'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Burnley Express - Saturday 26 October 1878