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John Wilder

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Name plate.
Name plate. Pitch-Pole Cultivator.
1900. Chaff cutter. Exhibit at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL).
1892. Chaff Cutter.
1892. Two-horse Mower.
1900. Chaff cutter. Exhibit at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL).
1937.
1938.
September 1947. Wilder Pitch-Pole.
Pitch-Pole Cultivator.
Pitch-Pole Cultivator (detail).

of Yield Hall Foundry, Minster Street, Reading.

Makers of chaff cutters, oilcake mills and mowers.

1818 Company founded at Wallingford - presumably by James Wilder

Shortly thereafter moved to Yield Hall Foundry, Reading.

James Wilder took his son(s) into partnership at the Yield Hall Foundry.

1870 John Wilder took sole charge of the business.

1896 Displayed his well-known range of chaff-cutters and mowing machines.[1]

1903 John Wilder died.

1938 of Cattle Market, Reading.

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