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Joseph Priestley (Leeds)

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of Tenter Lane, Leeds

1835 Mentioned. 'Joseph Priestley, Whitesmith, Tenter Lane'[1]

1838 Advert: JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, TENTER-LANE, NEAR LEEDS-BRIDGE, PRINTING-PRESS AND PLANING-MACHINE MANUFACTURER, Begs to call the attention of Printers to his VICTORIA PRESS, which, for goodness of Workmanship, evenness, and sharpness of impression, and lowness of Price cannot be surpassed.
The Attention of Mechanics and Engineers is also requested to his new and improved PLANING MACHINES, than which none can be more fully calculated to accomplish all the Purposes for which such Machines are required.
J. P. has now Two Plaining Machines, one of which is 9 Feet in Length, by 2 Feet in Breadth, and the other 6 Feet Long and 2 Feet, 2 Inches Wide; and one Super-Royal PRINTING PRESS ON SALE.
All Kinds of Metal Planing Work executed in the most Workmanlike style, and on the lowest Terms.
One of the Victoria Presses, may be seen on application at the Office of the Northern Star.' [2]

Begs to call the attention of Letter-Press Printers to his New VICTORIA PRESS, which, for Truth of Workmanship, Evenness of Impression, Lightness in Running, and (above all) Cheapness in Price, he challenges comparison with any in the Market.
Orders for PLAINING MACHINES, of all Sizes, executed with Punctuality and Despatch.
Plaining Work, of every description, taken in and executed in the best manner.
J. P. has on hand a good Second-hand PRINTING PRESS, (Manchester make), Demy Size, which he can afford at a very reasonable rate.
A GOOD ROOM TO LET, Nineteen Yards long by Six wide, well Lighted; and the party taking it can have POWER to the extent of Three Horses.
[One Concern.]
Machine Manufactory) Tenter Lane, (Near the Bridge,) Leeds, May 18, 1838.'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Leeds Mercury - Saturday 21 February 1835
  2. Northern Star and Leeds General Advertiser - Saturday 10 February 1838
  3. Northern Star and Leeds General Advertiser - Saturday 2 June 1838