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William Sparrow

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Gates at the former works in Bower Hinton
Detail of works gatepost
One of the old works buildings
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Wm Sparrow Ltd of Somerset Wheel and Wagon Works, Bower Hinton, Martock, Somerset

1873 Machinists, brass and iron founders, millwrights, wheelwrights, boilermakers, agricultural implement makers

1910? Advertising as Engineers, makers of boilers (Lancashire, Cornish, vertical), steam, oil & gas engines, brass and iron founders, makers of agricultural implements, millwrights, makers of wood and iron wheels, carts and wagons

A short history of the company has been written (extract available online [1])

The company still exists, as agricultural machinery dealers, at Bower Hinton. Some of the original buildings have survived, with various occupiers.

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Sources of Information

  1. Online extract from 'The Somerset Wheel and Wagon Works' by D Easton [1]