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Thompson, Swift and Cole

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of Hope Foundry, St. George's Street, Little Bolton

Presumably successor to Thompson and Swift

Presumably involved Thomas Thompson, William Swift and Joseph Cole

1828 Iron and brass founders, manufacturers of steam engines, hydraulic presses, weighing machines, gas light apparatus, mill machinery, sugar mills and constructors of fire proof buildings [1]

1834 Secondhand 19 HP engine by Thompson, Swift & Co advertised for sale, along with cotton spinning machinery, by Bannister Eccles & Co, Blackburn[2]

1833 Partnership change. '...we the undersigned, Thomas Thompson, William Swift, and Joseph Cole, carrying on business in Copartnership of Brass and Iron-Founder, at Little Bolton, in the County of Lancaster, and also as Deli-men and Stone-Getters, at Halliwell, in the said county under the firm of Thompson, Swift and Cole, have this day mutualy dissolved the said Copartnership so far as regards the said William Swift, who retires from the said concern; all debts will be received and paid by the said Thomas Thompson and Joseph Cole, by whom the said business or respective -businesses will in future be carried on...'[3]

Succeeded by Thompson and Cole at Hope Foundry

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Pigot and Co.'s National Commercial Directory for 1828-9
  2. Staffordshire Advertiser, 1 May 1830
  3. The London Gazette Publication date:1 January 1833 Issue:19009 Page:6