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Strong and Dodds

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of Church Street, Durham

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION (By Order of the Assignees of MESSRS STRONG & DODDS, Steam-Engine Builders, and Smiths in general), On the Premises, in Church Street, Durham, .....
THE STOCK-IN-TRADE, consisiting of a large Quantity of Bar, Bolt, Boiler Plate, and Sheet Iron; Boiler Rivets and Screw Bolts; a Hydraulic Press complete, suitable for a Paper Mill; a quantity of Steel Knives, suitable for a Paper Engine; Two Leather Belts, for Ditto; One Steam Cylinder, 21 Inches Diameter, and 4 Feet Stroke; Four Forged Piston Rods, and a Quantity of Engine Materials, Two Turned Metal Rollers for a Potter's Printing- Press ; a Boiler-Furnace, and Boiler Tools; One powerful Punching Machine, Three large Turning Lathes, with Maundrills, Drivers, and Turning Tools; Seven Pair of Bellows & Anvils; One Pair of Clams, a Malleable Iron Crane, a large Brass Dinner Bell, about 100 Dozen New Files; several Vices, Stocks, and Taps; and an excellent Assortment of Tools suitable for carrying on the above Business; Two Pair of large Iron Blocks and Falls; a Malleable Iron Kitchen Grate, with Falling Bar; and a Crane Frame, and a Cross-cutting Saw; Two large Grindstones, a Set of Cart Trapping, Clock and Case, Office Furniture, a Quantity of Wood Patterns, and sundry other Effects. ....
All those valuable FREEHOLD PREMISES, in which the above Business has been carried on, comprising a spacious Smith's Shop fronting the Street; with an Iron Warehouse behind the same, a convenient Boring Mill, with Pattern Loft above, and containing a High Pressure Steam Engine of Ten Horses Power, suitable for boring and driving Lathes, together with a large Yard, having a convenient Cart-Way from the Street: The above Premises may be seen, and further Particulars known, on Application to Mr. F. Jackson, Claypath, Durham.'[1]

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  1. Newcastle Courant - Saturday 23 September 1826