Amies and Barford
Amies and Barford of Peterborough.
c.1830 Queen Street Ironworks founded; made steam-cooking apparatus
c.1840 W. P. Stanley founded a business in Peterborough making castings and agricultural machinery.
c.1850 Mr. William Barford joined the firm,
1860 Amies and Barford show a Corn Dressing Machine at the Royal Agricultural Society meeting at Canterbury 
1860 Mr. Thomas Perkins became a partner.
1861 Amies and Barford show a number of agricultural implements at the North Lincolnshire Agricultural Show 
1862 Amies and Barford show a number of agricultural implements at the North Lincolnshire Agricultural Show 
1862 Patent for grass and road rollers so constructed that the weight could be increased by filling them with water.
1863 Advert for Amies and Barford's Water Ballasting Adjustable Wrought Iron Field Rollers. 
1865 Amies and Barford are prize winners at the Yorkshire Agricultural Show 
1866 Field roller. 
1867 Amies and Barford win prizes for agricultural implements at the Royal Agricultural Society show and Bury St Edmunds. 
1867 exhibited cooking equipment at the Great International Exhibition at Paris.
1868 Amies and Barford win prizes at the Royal Agricultural Society meeting 
1869 Amies, Barford and Co exhibit at the Suffolk Agricultural Society meeting  Note: Around this date the company adds 'and co' and possibly indicates when Thomas Perkins becomes part of the company
1870 Amies, Barford and Co win prizes at the Royal Agricultural Society meeting 
1872 Partnerships dissolved. Thomas Amies and William Barford of Peterborough, ironmongers and Thomas Perkins of Hitchen carrying on business as general ironmongers, agricultural implement makers and ironfounders, at Peterborough under the style or firm of Amies and Barford and Co 
New business commences as Barford and Perkins
Sources of Information
- The Standard, Saturday, July 07, 1860
- Nottinghamshire Guardian, Thursday, August 08, 1861
- Nottinghamshire Guardian, Thursday, August 08, 1862
- The York Herald, Saturday, May 23, 1863
- The York Herald (York, England), Saturday, August 05, 1865
- The Engineer of 8th June 1866 p410
- The Bury and Norwich Post, and Suffolk Herald, Tuesday, July 16, 1867
- The Leicester Chronicle and the Leicestershire Mercury, Saturday, July 18, 1868
- The Ipswich Journal (Ipswich, England), Saturday, July 3, 1869
- The Morning Post (London, England), Monday, July 18, 1870
- Birmingham Daily Post, Monday, July 8, 1872