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William Edward Martin (c1869-1928) of Martin's Cultivator Co
1928 Obituary 
WILLIAM EDWARD MARTIN was the founder and managing director of Martin's Cultivator Company, agricultural and general engineers of Stamford, and the inventor of a great many improvements in agricultural machinery.
He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. James Ashton and Sons of Huntingdon, agricultural engineers, and afterwards became manager at Messrs. Bayliss and Thackrays, iron and brass founders, in the same town.
Of recent years Mr. Martin had turned his attention to fire-fighting appliances, and he successfully introduced a new water and froth motor fire-engine.
He was closely associated with the public life of Stamford and was Mayor of the town from 1913 to 1919.
His death occurred on 22nd December 1928, in his fifty-ninth year.
He became a Member of the Institution in 1919.