The main workshop is 80 x 80. This building contains the greater part of the machinery, the whole of which, even to a grindstone, is driven by a 6 h.p. engine. We noticed amongst other things a splendid lathe, capable of performing any necessary work required, as well as a strong drilling machine; these are under the special supervision of Mr. Frank Crutchett, who has served his apprenticeship with Mr. Goddard. In the manipulation of these machines the most critical work is entrusted to him.

From this establishment the five-head stamper battery at Clarendon G.M. Co., Tilbuster, was made, also the battery now erected at Mr. Butler's yard, and which has performed good work. Mr. Goddard made the first improved dolly for the now famous Bakers Creek gold mine, and by the aid of which Mr. George Smith and party crushed from the stone something like #2500 worth of gold. Numbers of other small batteries have been made at the foundry, ranging from three-head down to one-head. The small ones are useful for testing the values of a reef, or if the reef is fairly rich it will enable poor men to knock along. The three-head battery will crush from 10 to 12 cwt. of stone a day - the one-head from 3 to 4 cwt. These batteries are cheap, and with the assistance of one of them a small company of men could make sufficient out of a payable reef to introduce more powerful machinery, independent of extraneous capital.

The moulders' department is attached to the engineers and fitters' section, and is about 66 x 20 feet. At the time of our visit three moulders were busy casting brass fittings for various machines, as well as getting ready for the heavy castings required for the battery. The weight of the stampers to be used in the Great Britain battery is 6 cwt., and the length of the stamper about 12 feet. The patterns in connection with the whole of this work have been made on the premises, and at the time of our visit the stamper box patterns were just about completed, the whole being a splendid piece of work, and is evidence that Mr. W Hardman, the maker, is a first-class workman.

The blacksmith's shop, which is in charge of Mr. ?? Purkiss, contains all the requisite material for an engineering establishment. Mr. Purkiss is an efficient general smith, and here it may be stated that Mr. Goddard now has a body of men that cannot be surpassed as good tradesmen; and those who require anything in the engineering line can get as well served as they could in the best engineering establishment in Sydney, and at the same time cheaper. There is also in connection with this establishment a store, where Mr. Goddard keeps all the requisites for his business, more particularly quicksilver or any other articles needed in battery work. We also noticed a pulverizer for treating pyrites; this was made on the premises, and is a useful machine to have on a claim that is troubled with pyrites. The pattern shop, which is some distance from the engineering establishment, is about 30 x 15 feet, contains patterns of all descriptions. On many of them we noticed that the name of the person giving the order is impressed; hence many articles in the colony made at this foundry do not bear Mr. Goddard's name.

The whole of the New England Foundry is replete with all requirements requisite to the trade. We nearly omitted mentioning that Mr. Goddard made the five-head battery owned by Mr. E.R. Davis, of Tingha. Each of the batteries made at the New England Foundry has given the greatest satisfaction; they have been tried, and not found wanting.

We were shown a drawing for a pump at the Lady Carrington mine at Hillgrove, for which Mr. Goddard has just received the order. It is to be a 10-inch plunger. Numbers of pumps of the New England Foundry make are now in use in this district, and they give general satisfaction.

In conclusion, we are confident that, if the New England Foundry were better known, instead of 10 men being employed there would be at least 30. With the mechanical appliances that Mr. Goddard possesses, and the first class workmen he has secured, he is in the position to do the whole of the mining machinery work for New England, and, as before stated, much cheaper than Sydney prices.

While looking through the shop, we noticed a large quantity of balcony-railing, frieze-brackets, and several splendid-looking stoves (the stoves made at this foundry cannot be equalled). A number of them are in use in this town, and may be seen at any time. Those who have been using them for years say that, for saving of fuel and general convenience, these stoves cannot be excelled. We were certainly pleased with our visit to the New England Foundry, and glad that everything was as it ought to be -- machinery in full swing, activity everywhere, and men as busy as the proverbial nailer.

Water is laid on all over the premises -- both inside and outside the shop, through the dwelling house, and in the admirable kitchen garden. At the invitation of Mr. Goddard, we went through the orchard and kitchen garden. It covers an area of nearly an acre, and is filled with all kinds of fruit trees. Some of the best apples in New England are grown in this orchard. In the kitchen garden every variety of vegetable is grown; the largest parsnips we have seen were shown to us in the garden. Our visit was an enjoyable one, and Uralla people ought to feel proud of the local foundry. Nine pounds out of every ten earned through the industry of Mr. Goddard are introduced to Uralla from distant places, and this in itself means a direct gain to local storekeepers, bootmakers, hotelkeepers, and other tradesmen; therefore we should all think kindly of one of our most legitimate industries, and sincerely wish continued and enlarged prosperity to the New England Foundry.