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Orwell Works, Ipswich. Agricultural Engineers.
1839 Won a Gold Medal at the 1839 English Agricultural Society Meeting
1841 Were building stationary engines.
1841 May and Ransome invented and then patented the 'trenail' and 'chair' for fastening railway rails.
1842 Exhibited a self-propelled model.
1849 All work was finally moved to the new Orwell Works at Ipswich where they later employed a thousand workers.
1849 Built the iron part of the swing bridge over the River Rother at Rye, for the South-Eastern Railway
1851 Award at the 1851 Great Exhibition. See details at 1851 Great Exhibition: Reports of the Juries: Class VI. and two more awards at 1851 Great Exhibition: Reports of the Juries: Class V. and another at 1851 Great Exhibition: Reports of the Juries: Class IX.