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R. Hunt and Co of Atlas Works, Earls Colne, Essex, maker of stationary engines. , agricultural machinery makers and iron founders
1808 The company was established by Robert Hunt.
1855 Robert Senior died and the company became T. R. and R. Hunt
1855-60 Three or four engines were made.
1857 Advertising the Essex Improved Scythe. Thomas Hunt and Brothers, Atlas Works.
When Thomas and Robert died, the business passed to Reuben Hunt who became the sole proprietor; Reuben was involved in agricultural implements such as turnip cutters...
1886 Company reverted to R. Hunt and Co when Tawell left.
1899 Incorporated as a Limited Company.
1900 June. Royal Agricultural Show at York. Showed chaff and turnip-cutters, pulpers, grindstones etc. 
1911 Catalogue for Self-Oiling Plummer Blocks.
1914 Manufacturers of agricultural machinery, shafting, pulleys and all accessories for driving by power. Employees over 300. 
1927 Advert for turned steel shafting, cast iron pulleys. 
c1928 Maize Kibbler exhibit. 
1940 Advert for turned steel shafting, cast iron pulleys. 
1945 Advert for turned steel shafting, cast iron pulleys, plummer blocks, flexible couplings.