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Report - Mitchell Shackleton, Manchester - 25/07/07

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A historically important site, but quite confusing at the same time.

After founding the company in 1887, when work on the Manchester Ship Canal began, Ernest Mitchell relocated his engineering works to the current Green Lane premises in 1908 before joining forces with Edwin Shackleton. The company went on to create a successful crankshaft manufacturing and repair company for customers worldwide.
For 80 years ...was home to the Mitchell Shackleton factory, which built crankshafts for ships. The firm went into receivership in 2003
Also on site were North West Flanges and North West Forgemasters, subsidiary companies of 'National Forge Company Holdings Inc.', the owners of Mitchell Shackleton.

The remnants of Gardner Engines (more later) were also there.

Onto the pictures...

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Brochure from the better times...

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Large machine pits...

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Minging. Full of oil...

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Long shed...

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Large wooden block flooring, lifting a little bit...

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In the offices, stacks of paperwork...

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and a picture from the past...

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The front point of the building, from inside...

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Technical drawings...

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Share dividends?...

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The 'comptometer'...

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The boardroom, packed with interesting documents...

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Not looking good...

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The gates, shut for business...

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A picture I found on the net...

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Like I said above, Gardner Engines used to be based around here somewhere, I think now demolished and redeveloped. There was one surviving shed though...

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and a final thought...

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