of Taunton, Somerset
1816 Advert 'TAUNTON FOUNDRY. JOHN SANDSBURY, (LATE FOREMAN TO MR. COX,) BRASS AND IRON FOUNDER, TAUNTON.
Begs leave to inform his Friends and the Public in general, that he has commenced Business as a BRASS and IRON FOUNDER on the north side of North Town Bridge, where he proposes to cast MILL WORK, and all other articles connected with the Foundery Business, on the most reasonable terms.' 
1831 'Explosion of a Steam Boiler— On Thursday evening, the 23d ult., about seven o'clock, the top of the steam-boiler belonging to Mr. Sandsbury, iron-founder, Northtown, Taunton, blew off, and carried masses of iron upwards of 1 cwt each, to a considerable distance, which fell on North-bridge, in Mr. Mark Long’s yard adjoining, and many other places ; but not a single individual was injured, either by the falling masses or by the explosion. On examination as to the cause, it was discovered that the two nuts which fastened the top of the boiler, by means of bolts, to the bottom, were burnt off, when the top flew off.'
Sources of Information
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser, 3 October 1816
- Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser - Tuesday 4 January 1831