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Barford and Perkins of Peterborough made petrol rollers based on their well established range of horse-drawn rollers
Company formed after the end of Amies and Barford in 1872.
1870 The original pattern Barford & Perkins Mill took the first prize at the Royal Show in 1870. 
c. 1884 Small vertical steam engines were manufactured.
1887 The first self-propelled steam road rollers were made.
1888 Water ballast Steam roller. Illustration and article. 
1889 Exhibited in the 1889 Royal Agricultural Show.
1890 June. Royal Agricultural Society’s Disintegrator and Grist Mill Trials. 
1894 June. Royal Agricultural Society's Show. Straw and hay press. .
1898 On the death of William Barford in 1898, Mr. Thomas Perkins succeeded him as head of the firm.
1903 Sent out many specialties to South Africa, including steam ploughing machinery.
1904 Introduced petrol and paraffin rollers into their product range.
1904 When Thomas Perkins passed away, James Golby Barford became chairman of the company and shared with J. E. S. Perkins responsibility for the direction of the business.
1911 Business became a private limited liability company.
1911 Royal Agricultural Show. Water-ballast motor mower. 
1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Paraffin Commercial and Agricultural Motors, Tractors, Ploughs, Sprayers, etc. see the 1917 Red Book
1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Petrol Motor Commercial Vehicles see the 1917 Red Book
1920 Jan. Issued leaflet on motor rollers 
1920 Showed the application of the internal combustion engine to road rollers at the Darlington Agricultural Show 
1920 Became part of Agricultural and General Engineers
1927 Introduced diesel rollers