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The Rushden Echo, 11th January 1907
A New Slugging Machine

Important Invention at Rushden

Remarkable Results

Slugging machine
  A representative of the “Rushden Echo” has had the opportunity of inspecting a new slugging machine, invented and patented by Mr. A. Cox, of Messrs. Cox and Brown, Higham-road, Rushden. The new slugger – which it is suggested, should be called The Britannia – has been on view during the past few days at Messrs. Cox and Brown’s workshop, and a large number of manufacturers from Rushden, Higham Ferrers, and the district have taken advantage of the opportunity of seeing the machine at work. All who have seen it describe it as a perfect slugger, and the description is thoroughly well deserved.

  Among the chief points claimed for the new machine is that it is practicably unbreakable; that it is so simple that a lad can work it; and, indeed, cannot possibly go wrong with it; and, above all, that it has a reliable clean shear.

  We strongly advise those who have not yet inspected the slugger to take the opportunity of seeing it at work.  Mr. Cox informs our representative that any time of the day it will be on view, and that no one is debarred from seeing it.  Seeing it for themselves, the manufacturers would then be able to note the advantages it possesses over other sluggers.  When our representative saw it, the machine was running at about


  Of course, it would be impossible for an operator to keep up with its full working capacity, which is practically unlimited.

  One point on which our representative sought information was as to whether the machine would be built in Rushden, and it is satisfactory to learn that it will continue to be built at Messrs. Cox and Brown’s workshop in the Higham-road.

  Mr. Cox, we understand, is being pressed by different machine people in various parts of the country for the agency for the new machine, and up to the present time a number of good agents have been appointed, and their names will be published later on.

  Some very good offers for the patent rights of the machine have been made to Mr. Cox, who, however, has refused them, preferring to retain his own patents.

  Already a large number of orders for the machine have been taken, and we believe that Mr. Cox’s invention will be a good thing, not only for the patentee and the firm, but for the town as a whole.

Transcribed by Gill Hollis
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