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C. J. R. Fryson

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of Mount Works, Soham

1848 Company established by Richard Fryson, a millwright who stated 'windmills built in a superior manner' and 'steam engines erected and applied to any kind of machinery'

c1880 The business passed to his son Charles Richard Fryson

1894 The first portable engine (T1) made

c1920 Richard Wallace Fryson acquired the business

1924 The last engine was made

They made 18 engines in total. The first was a portable and the remainder were traction types

1950 Company still trading

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Steam Engine Builders of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1950 by The Augustine Steward Press