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T. R. and R. Hunt

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Exhibit at the M. and N. Chocolate Museum, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India.
Exhibit at the M. and N. Chocolate Museum, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India.

of Atlas Works, Earls Colne, Essex, agricultural machinery makers and iron founders

1808 The company was established by Robert Hunt.

Later joined by his sons Thomas, Robert and Reuben.

1855 Robert Senior died and the company became T. R. and R. Hunt

1855-60 Three or four engines were made.

1857 Advertising the Essex Improved Scythe. Thomas Hunt and Brothers, Atlas Works.[1]

1858 Advertising. Thos., R. and R. Hunt, Atlas Works.[2] and also as Thomas Hunt and Brothers.[3]

1861 Shown as T. R. and R. Hunt.[4]

When Thomas and Robert died, the business passed to Reuben Hunt who became the sole proprietor; Reuben was involved in agricultural implements such as turnip cutters..

1872 Became Hunt and Tawell

Also see R. Hunt and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. Bell's Weekly Messenger - Monday 22 June 1857
  2. Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 04 June 1858
  3. Bell's Weekly Messenger - Monday 21 June 1858
  4. Bell's Weekly Messenger - Monday 28 October 1861