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Orwell Works, Ipswich. Agricultural Engineers.
c.1851 William Dillwyn Sims joined the company
1856 Robert Charles Ransome became a partner.
1864 John Head became a partner in the business.
1867 The Automation Push Reel Lawnmower was introduced.
1869 Ransomes and Sims became Ransomes, Sims and Head.
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