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Sale of household goods in a newspaper 1799
« on: Thursday 26 March 15 16:28 GMT (UK) »
Ok, so I'm curious.... last pararagraph on electrical machine!

"Leeds Intelligencer 6 Jun 1799
BOAR LANE
Sale of Furniture and other Effects
To be SOLD by AUCTION,
by W. H. BRAZIER,
Upon the Premises, on Wednesday the twelfth of June inst. and following Days.
ALL THE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, etc., of MR JOHN FLOYDE, in Boar Lane, Leeds, consisting of Bedsteads, and Hangings, Feather Beds, Mattresses, Blankets and Quilts, Mahogany Chairs, Tables and Chests and Drawers, Carpets, Pier and Dressing Glasses, a Table Clock a Sopha, Two elegant Sets of Statuary for Chimney or other Ornaments. Paintings, Prints, Medical and other Books and particulary the Christian Library, in Fifty Volumes, China and Glass, Kitchen Requisites, Brewing Vessells etc, etc.,
Also, an Electrical Machine, Surgical Instruments, Drugs, Shop Fixtures, Labelled Bottles, and various other Effects.
The Sale to begin at ten o'clock each Day.

What could the Electrical Machine be, considering this is 1799!  The family selling the items are relatives.  Sadly they both died within 6 weeks of the sale!
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Re: Sale of household goods in a newspaper 1799
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 26 March 15 16:30 GMT (UK) »
ps John Floyde was an M.D. and a Methodist Preacher, married an heiress, hence the quality of their posessions.
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Re: Sale of household goods in a newspaper 1799
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 26 March 15 16:40 GMT (UK) »
woow how facinating.  Wish it had stayed in the family now!
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Re: Sale of household goods in a newspaper 1799
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 26 March 15 18:38 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Annie,

As a follower of Wesley, that could have been the reasoning behind John Floyde owning one of these machines.
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