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William Marshall and Son

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Agricultural Implement Makers, of Britannia Iron Works, Gainsborough

represented in London by William G. Wilson

1842 William Marshall branched out on his own and purchased the defunct engineering works of William Garland and Son at Back Street Foundry in Gainsborough.

1848 Company established.

1849 Renamed as Britannia Ironworks and commenced production of road steam engines.

1857 William's son, James, became a partner in his father's company which was renamed William Marshall and Son.

1861 Exhibited at the Royal Agricultural Society of England meeting in Leeds - exhibited portable steam engine, threshing machine, etc[1]

1861 William's other son, Henry, became a partner in the business.

1862 Incorporated as limited company Marshall, Sons and Co. Ltd in August 1862.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Farmer's Magazine, 1861