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of Long Millgate, Manchester
Successors to Howard, Russell and Howard
1816 Advert: 'Stephen Russell Begs to offer his most sincere Thanks to his Friends and the Public in general, for the distinguished Favors conferred upon him, and his late partners, Messrs. James and John Howard, for a series of years, in the pin and wire-work business, under the firm of Howard, Russell, and Howard. He takes this opportunity of stating, that he has formed a connexion with Messrs. Johnson and Sharrocks, and that the Business will in future be carried on in all its different branches, more extensively, upon the same premises, under the firm of Russell, Johnson, and Sharrocks. A continuance of the public favors is humbly solicited, and will on all occasions be gratefully acknowledged, and their command, punctually attended to.
N.B. A constant Assortment of Brass, Iron, and Copper Wire is kept on hand for the supply of Paper Mold Makers, Calico Printers, Card Makers, Brush Makers, Reed Makers, Millers, &c. &c. on the most reasonable terms. 22, Long Millgate, Manchester.'
1825 'SALFORD EPIPHANY QUARTER SESSIONS. WEDNESDAY, January 19. James Coop, aged 23, pleaded guilty to an indictment for stealing, on the 6th November, twenty-eight pounds of brass wire, the property John Johnson and Thomas Sharrocks. The prisoner had been imprisoned before, for robbing a cart, of a trunk containing wearing apparel belonging to Miss Bent, was sentenced to be transported for seven years.'
The business eventually became Richard Johnson and Nephew.