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J. B. Edmondson

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J. B. Edmondson of Salford

1863 Slater's Directory of Manchester and Salford, 1863 lists John B Edmondson as patentee and manufacturer of machines for printing railway tickets, and railway ticket printer, Cotham Street, Strangeways. House: Kersal Mount, Vine Street, Higher Broughton. Note: Cotham Street was a short cul-de-sac, whose residents at that time included George Gent, machine maker (Kendall and Gent) at No. 11. A few years later, Strangeways Prison would loom over Cotham Street

1895 J B Edmondson listed in Slater's Manchester & Salford Directory, 1895 (Part 2) as a railway and tramway ticket printer and manufacturer of printing machines, dating presses, ticket cases, and all other apparatus for the issuing and dating of railway and other tickets; originator and inventor of the railway ticket system. Knowsley Works, Knowsley Street, Cheetham. Note: The 1922 O.S. map shows the works to be on the north side of Knowsley Street, with the west wing facing Cambridge Street. This was close to the eastern corner of Strangeways Prison.

J. B. Edmondson was presumably successor to Thomas Edmondson

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