RUSTON PAXMAN DIESELS LTD

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Trade Literature of Trade Literature of R Hornsby and Sons Ltd 1881-1913; Ruston, Proctor and Co Ltd 1893-1918; Ruston and Hornsby Ltd 1919-1938; R Hornsby and Sons Ltd 1881-1913; Ruston, Proctor and Co Ltd 1893-1918; Ruston and Hornsby Ltd 1919-1938

Administrative / Biographical History

The firm R Hornsby and Sons Ltd was established in 1815 by Richard Hornsby (1790-1864). The origins of Ruston, Proctor and Co Ltd go back to 1840 when the firm of Burton and Proctor was founded. When John Ruston (1835-1897) joined in 1857 it became Ruston, Burton and Proctor and then in 1889 Ruston, Proctor and Co Ltd. In 1918 the two firms merged to form Ruston and Hornsby Ltd. They made a wide range of agricultural machinery and steam, oil and gas engines. For a time Ruston and Hornsby had a controlling interest in Ransomes, Sims and Jeffries Ltd. Ruston's later became English Electric Diesels, then Ruston Paxman Diesels and is currently Ruston Gas Turbines.

Arrangement

  • R Hornsby and Sons Ltd
  • TR RPD/P2/A1-6 Advertising and Servicing Publications
  • TR RPD/PH2/1-6 Photographs
  • Ruston, Proctor and Co Ltd
  • TR RPD/AD2/1 Annual Reports
  • TR RPD/P2/A7-19 Advertising and Servicing Publications
  • Ruston and Hornsby Ltd
  • TR RPD/P2/A19-69 Advertising and Servicing Publications

Conditions Governing Access

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Records deposited in June 1970 as a gift by Ruston Paxman Diesels Ltd, Lincoln DX179

Note

Compiled by Zoe Watson, March 2004

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist

Geographical Names