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Coleman and Morton

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February 1899.

Coleman and Morton of London Road, Chelmsford

1850s Established as Coleman and Son.

1862 Exhibited at the 1862 London Exhibition a portable engine

1862 Cultivating apparatus.

Became Coleman and Morton.

1866 Listed as Coleman and Morton, London Road Iron Works, - Chelmsford. - Agricultural implements and machines at the 1867 Paris Exhibition

1871 Exhibited a potato digger in the 1871 Smithfield Club Show. [1]

1873 Listed as Coleman and Morton, London road Iron Works, Chelmsford, Essex. Agricultural machines and implements at the 1873 Vienna Exhibition.[2]

1877 Exhibitor at the 1877 Royal Agricultural Show at Liverpool.[3].

1888 Produced wheat grader machinery [4]

1895 Partnership changed. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned Henry Septimus Coleman and Alfred George Edwin Morton carrying on business as Agricultural Engineers and Ironfounders at Chelmsford in the county of Essex under the style or firm of Coleman and Morton has been dissolved by mutual consent as and from the 29th day of June 1895. The business will from that date be carried on under the same style by George Henry Coleman and Alfred Reay Morton...'[5]

1906 The partnership was dissolved.

See Also


Sources of Information

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