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Joseph Burrell (1759–1831) was the founder of the firm that became Charles Burrell and Sons
He was in business by about 1790, repairing agricultural implements.
A few year later he was beginning to make implements
1803 At the annual Holkham sheep shearing, he exhibited a seed and manure drill of his own design.
1804 The following year he filed a patent for an improved threshing machine
In 1805 he showed a mowing machine at Holkham.
On these foundations the business run by the three Burrell brothers was able to develop.