Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,436 pages of information and 245,908 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Stanford and Co

From Graces Guide
Name plate for seed threasher and huller.
January 1906.

of 151 High Street, Colchester.

c1860 Established as Catchpole and Thompson

c1860 The first portable steam engine was made

1880 Styled as Catchpool, Stannard and Stanford after Ernest Stanford had joined them

c1882 Became Stanford and Co

1896 Ernest Kinderley Stanford died and the business was in the charge of C. M. Stanford.

1910 Ivan Stanford took over

1924 The company closed. 'One of the oldest engineering firms in East Anglia, Messrs. Stanford and Co., Colchester, is closing down because of the long-continued depression in the engineering industry. Arrangements have been made Messrs. Truslove and Co. to continue the business.'[1]


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. Essex Newsman - Saturday 23 August 1924
  • Steam Engine Builders of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1950 by The Augustine Steward Press