Scope and Content

Consists of leaflets and instruction booklets for different types of Grimme and Hercules potato, carrot, red beet, bulbs and onion harvesters 1964-1971

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Pearson Ltd. began life as retail dealers in agricultural machinery, but from 1963 onwards gradually moved into machinery importing, retaining their retail business as a separate concern. From 1963 onwards they were U.K. concessionaires for Grimme potato harvesters [Manufactured by Franz Grimme of Damme, West Germany], and by 1971 were also handling Hercules potato equipment [Manufactured by Bijlsma-Franeker, Holland] and Borga bean harvesters [Manufactured by N. V. Ter Borg & Mensinga's Machinefabriek, Appingedam, Holland]. Premises located at Freiston, Boston, Lincolnshire.


  • TR PEA/P2/A1-40 Individual Advertising and Servicing Publications
  • TR PEA/P2/A1-36 Richard Pearson Ltd., Freiston, Boston, Lincs
  • TR PEA/P2/A37-39 Franz Grimme, Damme, West Germany
  • TR PEA/P2/A40 Richard Pearson Ltd. and Boston Farm Equipment Ltd., Freiston, Boston, Lincs

Access Information

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Material deposited as a gift November, 1971 T71/14


Compiled by Zoe Watson, March 2004

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