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1771 Advert: 'Cast Brass and Iron Work in General.
RICHARD DARBY, Founder, at Henley-upon-Thames, Oxfordshire, returns his most grateful Thanks to all his Friends for every Favour conferred on him in that Branch of Business, and assures the Publick that it is in his Power to accommodate them with every Article that can possibly be cast either in Brass or Iron, on equal Terms, with any Person whasoever. He makes with the greatest Accuracy, all Sorts of Brass and Iron Work for Mills, Iron Pipes of singular Construction from one Inch Diameter, at Eighteen Pence per Foot, to any other Site whatever, in Proportion. Likewise all Sorts of Pallisades, as light and airy as possible, which will be much more permanent than any other Kind whatsoever: Also Iron Bars for Brewers and Chandlers Furnaces; Kiln Bars for Malsters, of any Dimension; Flask Boxes, Plow Irons, Iron Backs and Cheeks, for Grates, Iron Weights, &c. and every other Article that can be manufactured either in Brass or Iron.
N. B. A proper Allowance will be made to those that sell again, and the most Money given for old Metal.
He likewife continues the Kiln Plate, Wire Work, and Braziery Business as usual.
Those that choose to favour him with their Commands in either of the above Branches of Business, may depend on their Orders being executed with the greatest Dispatch and Punctuality.'