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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