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William Smith (Leeds)

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of Dewsbury Road, Leeds

1843 Sale Notice: '...... MESSRS. T. & W. HARDWICK beg to announce that they are instructed by the Assignees of William Smith, Iron Founder, Machine Maker, and Engine Builder, to SELL BY AUCTION, .... upon the Premises in Dewsbury Road, Leeds, ALL THE TRULY VALUABLE AND IMPORTANT TOOLS, STEAM ENGINE, HYDRAULIC PRESS, AND OTHER EFFECTS, including numerous Valuable Models for Steam Engines, Presses, ; Lathe Heads, Gantries, Wheels, Pillars, Cranes, Gearing. Locomotive Frames, Slide Rests, Valves, Plummer Boxes, and Pully Models, Smiths' Bellows, Anvils, Hammers, Tongs, Iron Troughs, Top and Bottom Swages, Drills, Maundrils, and other Smiths' Tools. ...... NEW LARGE CHANGEABLE SPEED SLIDE LATHE. With Iron Gantry 18 Feet Long, 13 Inch Centres, 18 Inch Face Plates, Counter shafts, Cutters, Maundrills, Two Boring Heads and Rests; a very Superior Machine for Boring, Chasing, and Sliding; a Large Face Lathe for Turning Locomotive Wheels, 6 Feet 4 Inches Diameter; Face Plate, 36 Inches, with Gearing complete, ..... LARGE SELF-ACTING PLANING MACHINE, Bed 15 Feet long and 22 Inches wide, to take in 2 Foot 6 Inches Square ; ......'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Leeds Intelligencer - Saturday 11 February 1843