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Williams' Foundry, Waterford

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Photos by courtesy of Mr D Griffin, Waterford
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of Waterside, Waterford, Co. Waterford, Ireland.

1813 Demonstration at Mr. Williams' foundry in Waterford on 20 February of a method developed by M. Dufaud for rapidly sawing cast iron when heated to cherry red.[1]

1829 Advertisement: 'REDUCED PRICES AT THE OLD ESTABLISHED IRON, BELL, AND BRASS FOUNDRY, WATERSIDE, WATERFORD.
M. WILLIAMS Respectfully calls the attention of Gentlemen and others, engaged as Millers, Brewers, Distillers, &c., to the considerable Reduction she has made in the Prices of all kinds of HEAVY MACHINERY and MILL WORK, which she continues to Manufacture in the same style of superiority of strength and finish, that has hitherto gained her so decided a preference.
IRON WORK of every description on the best terms — Park Gates, Pallisades and Fences to any Pattern.
Screws of various sizes, cut by an approved Engine; Lift and Force Pumps, Pans, Vats and Curves, Bark Mills, Hot Plates and Ovens, &c. &c. at the shortest Notice.
The above Establishment is generally supplied with the following and various other Articles, viz.:— Iron Ploughs; Plough Mounting of different Patterns ; Thorough Boxes; Scale and Sash Weights; Pots, Griddles and Steak Pans ; Truck and Barrow Wheels, &c. &c.
Merchant Vessels supplied with every requisite in the above Line, with the strictest attention and the utmost despatch.'[2]

1841 Advertisement: 'IRON FOUNDRY.
WATERSIDE, WATERFORD.
MARY WILLIAMS sincerely thanks her numerous Friends, who have kindly patronised her Establishment, for the last Twenty Three Years ; and in doing so, takes the opportunity of intimating that she continues to Manufacture, as heretofore, every article in her line, needed by the Miller, Builder, and Farmer.
N.B.—A large CONCERN, adjoining the Foundry, TO BE LET, well suited for Coal, Timber, or Tan Yard, or other Business requiring Extensive Premises, and having the advantage of Water Carriage to the Entrance. Waterside, Feb. 17, 1841.' [3]

1841 'To be let, for a long term of years, The Extensive Concerns at the WATERSIDE. Lately occupied Mrs. Williams. This Concern is admirably situated for any Business requiring much room ;it has the advantage of Water Carriage, and Water on the Premises. Apply to WILLIAM BELL, 95, Manor Street.'[4]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Philosophical Magazine, Volume XLI, 1813, by Alexander Tilloch
  2. Waterford Mail, 11 July 1829
  3. Waterford Mail, 20 February 1841
  4. Waterford Mail, 10 April 1841