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William? Search of Cricklade Street, Cirencester

1840 Advert: 'IRON FOUNDRY, CIRENCESTER. To IRONFOUNDERS,ENGINEERS,MILL WRIGHTS, RAILROAD CONTRACTORS, &c. &c.
Capital STEAM ENGINES, FORGES, LATHES, VICES, CASTINGS, &c, TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, by C. F. MOORE upon the Premises, in Cricklade Street ................
ALL the valuable MACHINERY, STOCK-IN-TRADE. Railroad Waggons. Elm Timber, and other Effects, the property Mr. W. SEARCH, Ironfounder ; comprising one capital six-horse power steam engine, one portable two-horse ditto, one ten-horse ditto, unfinished, powerful punching press, lathes, with iron and wood beds, capital screw-cutting machine, powerful crane, several tons of moulding boxes. Large quantity wood patterns in wheels, shafts, &c. forges, complete, vices, anvils, smiths’ tools, gas fittings, several tons castings in oven and furnace doors and frames, furnace bars and sash weights, steel, bar and sheet iron, gig and carriage patent axles, brass axle caps, chaff machines, quantity of new files, and various other effects.
Also two Railroad Waggons, heavy Truck, and about one thousand feet of well-seasoned Elm Plank, the whole of which will be described in catalogues....'[1]

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  1. Gloucester Journal, 22 August 1840