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John Bonnell (of Hornsbys)

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For many years Bonnell was the leading engineer and designer of successful engines and thrashing machines for Richard Hornsby and Sons, Grantham.[1]

1863 Hornsby's first traction engine was built under the Bonnall and Astbury patents.

1882 John Bonnell died

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