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Iron Foundry in Manchester
« on: Friday 14 January 22 09:27 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone help with the name and address of the Iron Foundry please? I've included the entry below it to help with the handwriting comparison.

Carron? Carson? Company Iron Foundry, 18 M???field? [Manchester]

[Manchester] Education Committe (sp.) Whitchurch Street, Central High School, [Manchester].

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Re: Iron Foundry in Manchester
« Reply #1 on: Friday 14 January 22 09:52 GMT (UK) »
First thought was Midgefield but can’t find one. Could be Ridgefield which is off King Street; not the place you’d expect to find an iron foundry - office?

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Re: Iron Foundry in Manchester
« Reply #2 on: Friday 14 January 22 10:51 GMT (UK) »
Ridgefield is a possibility. It could be an office address, as the relevant person's occupation was a shorthand typist.

I've found a copy of a 1918 directory of Manufacturing and Allied Trades. The only company name with a Manchester connection that seems close is H.W. Caslon & Co. of Clerkenwell, London. The entry states "Branches in Manchester and Dublin". Further searching indicated they were a manufacturer of typefaces and ornamental bands and borders for printing.
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Re: Iron Foundry in Manchester
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Re: Iron Foundry in Manchester
« Reply #4 on: Friday 14 January 22 13:57 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Ray. The Coach Manufactory on the SE corner (with Mulberry Street) is interesting. Perhaps it could have become a foundry premises by 1921. The frontage of Caslon's premises in London had the outward appearance of an office or shop building though. Some wonderful photos here:

https://spitalfieldslife.com/2014/08/23/at-the-caslon-letter-foundry-2/
 
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Re: Iron Foundry in Manchester
« Reply #5 on: Friday 14 January 22 14:20 GMT (UK) »
Looking in the 1923 phone book, Carron Co, Ironfounders, were at 14 Ridgefield:

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/1025/images/BT_900634_BOX80_1923_DEC_001-00285

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« Reply #6 on: Friday 14 January 22 14:22 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Iron Foundry in Manchester
« Reply #7 on: Friday 14 January 22 15:37 GMT (UK) »
That's it Shaun. Thank you :)
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Re: Iron Foundry in Manchester
« Reply #8 on: Friday 14 January 22 17:30 GMT (UK) »
Unfortunately, you didn’t specify a date so the map I linked to is far earlier. To change the subject slightly, if you should ever find yourself looking round the area, St Mary’s RC Church is well worth a visit. It’s locally known as the “Hidden Gem”.