Orwell Works, Ipswich. Agricultural Engineers.
Genealogy of the Company
- 1779 Thomas and Robert Ransome
- 1785 Ransome and Co
- 1808 Ransome and Son
- 1818 Ransome and Sons
- 1825 James and Robert Ransome
- 1829 J. R. and A. Ransome
- 1836 Ransomes and May
- 1852 Ransomes and Sims
- 1869 Ransomes, Sims and Head
- 1880 Ransomes, Head and Jefferies
- 1884 Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies
c.1851 William Dillwyn Sims joined the company
1856 Robert Charles Ransome became a partner.
1864 John Head became a partner in the business.
1867 The Automation Push Reel Lawnmower was introduced.
Sources of Information
- For a comprehensive archive of the company see The Heavy Metal Archive.
‘Heavy Metal’ is an archive project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Road Locomotive Society and the University of Reading. The project started in January 2007 to encourage more people to use The Museum of English Rural Life's steam engine and farm machinery manufacturers’ archives and to make them more accessible.