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Gibbons and Robinson

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Gibbons & Robinson of Wantage.

1858 Business renamed as P. and H. P. Gibbons.

1861 Exhibited at the Royal Agricultural Society of England meeting in Leeds - exhibits included 7hp portable steam engine and threshing machines[1]

1881 P. Gibbons died.

1881 Arthur S. P. Robinson purchased an interest in the business which became Gibbons and Robinson.

1889 Showed engines with improved governors at the RASE at Windsor [2]

1891 The remaining Gibbons brother retired. 'Mr. GIBBONS retiree from the Firm. Mr. Robinson remains in the Business, and has taken into Partnership Mr. A. C. AUDEN, the new Firm being styled "ROBINSON AND AUDEN."'.[3]

Later traded as Robinson and Auden

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Sources of Information

  1. The Farmer's Magazine, 1861
  2. The Engineer of 28th June 1889 p546
  3. Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard - Saturday 12 September 1891