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Rushton and Eckersley

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of Bolton

WANTED, TWO or THREE FIRST-RATE HAMMER MEN; who have been accustomed to uses and Heavy Shafting, to whom constant employment and liberal wages will be given.
Apply to Rushton and Eckersley, Bolton Forge. None but competent workmen need apply.' [1]

c1843 The first order for James Nasmyth's steam-hammer came from Rushton and Eckersley of Bolton Ironworks. Same as Bolton Forge?

One of the owners was Thomas Lever Rushton

1848 James Nasmyth refers to 'my valued friend Thomas Lever Rushton of the Bolton Ironworks

1854 James Nasmyth refers to 'My friend, Thomas Lever Rushton, proprietor of the Bolton Ironworks

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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Journal, 3 February 1838