Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,469 pages of information and 245,911 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Farmers Foundry Co

From Graces Guide
Farmer’s Foundry Portable engine at Holkham Hall Bygones Museum
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1880.

Farmers Foundry Co of St Andrew's Works, Great Ryburgh.

1878 Percival Everitt has a patent for a ploughing engine.[1]

1879 Everitt, Adams and Co was established by Percival Everitt and William John Adams.

Thomas Cooper was managing the works

1881 Entered into an agreement with Charles Burrell and Sons to make the engines for them.

1888 By this time it was trading as Farmers Foundry Co. Thomas Cooper was exhibiting steam engines to his own design and built by Garrett's of Leiston.

1937 'Messrs. Laurence and Scott are responsible for the Farmers' Foundry Co. at Great Ryburgh, making iron castings for naval and air force requirements. The plant at the Farmers' Foundry Co. premises has recently been altered and improved. Farmers' Foundry Co. is independent of Laurence, Scott and Electromotors.'[2]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • Steam Engine Builders of Norfolk by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1948 by The Augustine Steward Press