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Thompson & Cole of Hope Foundry, St George's Street, Little Bolton
1833 formerly Thompson, Swift and Cole
Built five locomotives. 
Maker of stationary engines. 
1856 'According to the Valparaiso Mercurio, a fatal boiler explosion took place at the steam-planing establishment of Messrs. Thompson and Cole, at Calle Chacabuco, owing to which the building was destroyed and four lives lost. Two of the persons who lost their lives were William Martindale, an Englishman, and Mr. Cole, the partner of the firm.' Was this an overseas outpost, or a different firm?
Succeeded by W. and J. Cole
The Hope Foundry building has survived and been converted into flats