Scope and Content

Consists of individual advertising and servicing publications for numerous firms, arranged alphabetically by company name and includes overseas companies. The companies include Alfa-Laval Co Ltd, Aldersley Engineering Co Ltd, Advance Welding Co, Allen and Simmonds, John Allen and Sons, Allis-Chalmers Great Britain, E Allman and Co Ltd, Guthrie Allesbrook and Co Ltd, Alvan Blanch Development Co Ltd, Ashwell and Nesbit Ltd, Atkinsons Agricultural Appliances, W and T Avery Ltd, Auto-Culto (International) Ltd, Bamfords, A C Bamlett Ltd, Barford (Agricultural) Ltd, Benford Ltd, E H Bentall and Co Ltd, P B Bettinson and Co Ltd, J Bissett and Sons Ltd, A B Blanch and Co Ltd, Bomford and Evershed, Bristol Tractors Ltd, The David Brown Corporation (Sales) Ltd, David Brown Tractors, Browns Agricultural Machinery Co Ltd, Bryan Corcoran Ltd, Byron Farm Machinery, Catchpole Engineering Co Ltd, CAV Ltd, Christy and Norris Ltd, Clean Crops Ltd, Cooch and Sons Ltd, R H Corbett and Co Ltd, W J Craven and Co Ltd, Dairy Supply Co Ltd, John Deere, Denning and Co Ltd, Dennis Bros Ltd, The Dorman Sprayer Co Ltd, Drake and Fletcher Ltd, Lawrence Edwards and Co (Engineers) Ltd, The English Electric Company Ltd, Farrow and Sons Ltd, Gordon Felber (sales) Ltd, Harry Ferguson Ltd, Fisher Humphries and Co Ltd, Ford Motor Co Ltd, John Fowler and Co (Leeds) Ltd, R J Fulwood and Bland Ltd, G J Garrett and Sons Ltd, Gascoigne (Reading) Ltd, The General Electric Co Ltd, Gloster Equipment Ltd, Grading Machinery Ltd, Grays of Fetterangus, Aberdeenshire, Harrison, McGregor and Co Ltd, Hartley and Sugden Ltd, Hosier Inventions Ltd, Kenneth Hudson and Son, Innes Walker (Engineering) Co Ltd, Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd, International Harvester Co of Great Britain Ltd, Johnson's (Engineering) Ltd, Jones Balers Ltd, Kennedy and Kempe Ltd, Kent Engineering and Foundry Ltd, GE W King Ltd, H Leverton and Co Ltd, R A Lister and Co Ltd, Lloyds and Co (Letchworth) Ltd, Lord and Burnham Co, Vivian Lloyd and Co Ltd, Ronald Lyon and Co, Malden Ironworks Ltd, Marconi Instruments Ltd, Markham Traction Ltd, Marshall Sons and Co Ltd, Martin's Cultivator Co Ltd, Massey-Ferguson, Massey-Harris-Ferguson, FW McConnel Ltd, Minneaplois-Moline Co, Geo Munro Ltd, Morris Motors Ltd, Herbert Morris Ltd, New Idea Farm Equipment, Packman Machinery Ltd, Penney and Porter Ltd, Perkins Clean Milk Equipment Ltd, Pest Control Ltd, George Porter and Sons (Leeds) Ltd, Charles H Pugh Ltd, Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies Ltd, Rotary Hoes Ltd, Salopian Engineers Ltd, Alexander Shanks and Sons Ltd, Simplex Dairy Equipment, F A Standen and Sons Ltd, Sun Engineering (Crowe) Ltd, Tarpen Engineering Co Ltd, Taskers of Andover (1932) Ltd, W T Teagle (Machinery) Ltd, Templewood Hawksley Agricultural Division, Tullos Ltd Aberdeen, Vicon Agricultural Machinery Ltd, The Villiers Engineering Co Ltd, J T Wade and Son Ltd, W Weeks and Son Ltd, Wessex Industries (Poole) Ltd, Western Machinery and Equipment Co Ltd, Whitlock Bros Ltd, M B Wild and Co Ltd, John Wilder, Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Co Ltd, Walter A Wood Co Ltd and J W Woolley and Co Ltd

Administrative / Biographical History

The Department of Agriculture was established in 1893, when the British Dairy Institute transferred to Reading.

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Compiled by Zoe Watson, March 2004

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