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William Bolland

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1780 Advertisement. 'HALIFAX, October 30th, 1780. Brass-Foundery. WILLIAM BOLLAND, Tin-Plate Worker, Brazier, and Founder, Hereby inform the PUBLIC, That he has fitted up a commodious Brass-Foundery, at Halifax; Where he casts and makes all Sorts of Clock, Engine, and Jack Work; Brass and Princes Metal Candiefticks; bright Brasss Pans; Mortars; Hrafs Ladles; large Brafs Cocks; Clock Bells; open Clapper Bells, from 4 oz. to z cwt. round Horse Bells; Hand Bells tunable, and compleatly fitted up in Setts of 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 each; Warming Pans; Tea Kettles, etc. Copper Nails and Tacks; Tea Kettle Handles and Knobs; Brass Condray Plates, and polished in the finest Manner; Boxes for Press Screws of a very approved mixt Metal; Fire-Engine Brast Work compleatly finished; Steps to any Pattern for Mills, Engines, &c. Brass Pullies of any Size; Copper Bottoms and Cranes, with any other Article in the Brass Foundery, Braziery or Tin Business: - And where Clock-Makers, Braziers, Engineers, Mill-Wrights and others, may NOW be furnilhed with the above Articlers with Expedition, and upon reafonable Terms. COACH-HARNESS, etc. matched by sending a Pattern. Ready Money for Old Copper and Brass, or the same taken in Exchange for Goods.'[1]

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  1. Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 07 November 1780