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Samuel Worssam and Co

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1857. Sawing machinery.
1858. Advert for improved moulding machine.
1859. Advert for improved moulding machine.
1860. Portable double deal frame.
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1881. Worssam's General Wheelwright.
1882. Cask-making machinery.
1883. Worssam's gas engine.
1883. Single deal saw frame.
1883. General joiner and hand feed planer.
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S. Worssam and Co of Oakley Works, Kings Road, Chelsea.

Samuel William Worssam established a small factory in King's Road, Chelsea, for making saw-mill machinery.

1855 Allen Ransome left his father's firm and came to London as manager to Messrs. Samuel Worrsam and Co.

Later, Ransome filled a partnership which was left vacant by the death of one of the firm.

1866 Details of their machinery for sawing wood.[1]

1868 Ransome became senior partner of the firm, when he took into partnership Mr. Frederick Josselyn, of Ipswich, and the style was changed into A. Ransome and Co.

1883 Selling / building a gas engine [2]

1892/3 Amalgamated with Ransome, Josselyn and Woods as A. Ransome and Co Ltd.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 2nd February 1866 p84
  2. A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1999. ISBN 1 873098 50 2