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1809 Advert (spelling as per original document): 'HODGMANS
PUMP AND ENGINE MANUFACTORY, FOLKSTONE.
MRS. and THOMAS HODGMAN respectfully inform the Nobility, Gentry, and Public in general, that all kind of Pump and Engine Work is erected in Iron, Copper, Lead, and Wood, on the most improved and durable modes, to raise Water from the deepest wells, by wind, water, horse, or manual power.—Also to Serving and Draining of Land.
THRASHING MACHINES on the most improved plan, to be put up as fixtures, or constructed so to be easily removed from barn to barn, as occasion may require.
If required, they will warrant and keep in repair for any number of years, on the most reasonable terms, any Machines, Pumps, or Engine, they may hereafter be favoured with, or will engage to repair any already erected.
T. H. purposes doing himself the pleasure of personally waiting upon his employers, as early as possible, to solicit their future favors.'