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Stanford and Co

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Name plate for seed threasher and huller.
January 1906.

of 151 High Street, Colchester.

c1860 Established as Catchpole and Thompson

c1860 The first portable steam engine was made

1880 Styled as Catchpole, Stannard and Stanford after Ernest Stanford had joined them

c1882 Became Stanford and Co

1896 Ernest Stanford died and the business was in the charge of C. M. Stanford.

1910 Ivan Stanford took over

1924 The company closed

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Steam Engine Builders of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1950 by The Augustine Steward Press