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James Murch

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James Murch (c1858-1928) of Umberleigh, Devon

1902 Displayed a 'simple and effective corn drill' at the Royal Show at Carlisle.[1]

Birth of son James Murch, Junior. (a total of four sons of James Murch, senior, listed by initial at his funeral)

1922 'Mr. James Murch, of Umberleigh, has patented a new one-way tractor plough which can be controlled by one man either with the right or left hand. Demonstrations given before delighted spectators during the past week have proved that the new plough possesses many advantages, and it will no doubt meet long-felt want. The plough will be on exhibition the Bath and West Show Plymouth.'[2]

1928 January 9th. Died 70. Funeral details and image of James Murch.[3]

One of the factory buildings adjacent to Umberleigh Bridge is currently (2017) home to Murch's Antiques.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] The Engineer 1902/07/11
  2. North Devon Journal - Thursday 25 May 1922
  3. North Devon Journal - Thursday 19 January 1928