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Claim for loss of property #5728 – Particulars

  No. of Claim Name of Claimant Description of Claimant Address of Claimant  
  5728 Robert Francis Drury, Ensor Drury and Joel Eaton Walker Engineers & Machine Makers trading as Copartners under the Style or Firm of "Drury Brothers & Walker" Don Tool Works, Mowbray Street, Sheffield  
  Nature of Claimant’s Interest   Particulars of Claim Amount of Damages Claimed  
  Lessees for the Residue of a term of 99 Years from the 25th March 1858 of the Don Tool Works and premises subject to a Ground Rent of £30.12.0 and absolute Owners of the personal property after referred to.   Loss, costs, charges Damages and Expenses incurred by the Injury (immediate and consequential) done to the premises known as the Don Tool Works situate in Mowbray St., Sheffield and to the Stock in Trade & Business carried out there by the Claimants. £638 4s 3d  
    The Inundation amongst other things destroyed 3 Loads of Coke and the Coal in Stock, The Coke in the Hearths, a lot of Fire Clay, 14 large sheets of Manuscript working drawings the greater part of a 10 Years collection of manuscript drawings, Tracings & Specifications.        
    2 Reams of Emery Cloth, 8 Gallons of best Oil, A Stock of Stationary Lithographs & Engravings        
    The Telegraph calculating Tables, a Leather Satchel, a Box of Mathematical Instruments.        
    The Matting of the Office and a quantity of valuable small Tools.        
    It damaged and lessened the value of the Leasehold property and (amongst other things) and in addition to those above enumerated) The Effects hereinafter referred to.        
    Tue Irons, 7 Smiths Hearths, a stock of working Tools comprising above £1200 worth of Lathes, Planes etc. A quantity of Working drawings the Shop Floor, Various Books, spoilt in Drawing Office, Color Box, Colors, a quantity of Tools in progress and finished (including) New Engine, etc., Screw Lathe, Fine Lathe, screw chuck Slotting Machine, 2 Drills, 2 Punching Machines, Lifting Jacks etc., 2 Weighing Machines, Door Panels, 80 Ratchet Braces, 350 large and 300 small Taps, 20 Sets of Stocks and Dies, All the Drawers in Shop, Files in use and Stock (being more than 1000 in number) Various Locks a quantity of Hand Drawings and Tracings. The Showcase and about 160 Bright Tools therein, Wood Blocks for Jacks, 2 Copying presses, 7 dozen Hammers, a Steam Guage, a Stock of Stationary, Engravings, Lithographs, 25 Pairs of side Nippers, 19 Small Guages, Office Clock, Model Stone Drilling Machine, Sewing Machine, Office Desk, with 26 Drawers, Long Mahogany Desk with Drawers, Oak Desk, The Papering, and Painting in the Offices, The Office Floors, 200 Soap Machines        
        £638 4s 3d  
  Certificate Granted
20 June 1865
Assessed by Consent at £563 3s 2d  

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