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S. G. Soame

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of Perseverance Works, Marsham, Norwich

1782 Company formed as agricultural engineers

Samuel George Soame was the Norfolk engineer who in the 1870s first applied steam power to drive fairground roundabouts

1860 The company was established

1892 Advert. Engineer, boiler maker and general machinist [1]

1902 Designed and made the second steam vehicle in Norfolk and was registered as AH 136

1945 Became the Marsham Engineering Co

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Sources of Information

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