Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,386 pages of information and 233,857 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
Richard Sumner had a blacksmith business at The Old Smithy in Leyland. His son, James developed various vehicles including a steam waggon, a tricycle fitted with a small oil-fired boiler and a steam-driven lawnmower.
When the company moved to larger premises in Herbert Street, the Old Smithy was taken over by George Damp and Sons
Engaged in the manufacture of steam lawnmowers
Later the Coulthard interest in the business was taken over by Stott Co of Manchester, agricultural engineers (question whether this is strictly correct - Spurrier was a founding partner in Lancashire Steam Motor, and was involved in Stott and Co; Coulthard's continued to be involved in vehicles up to 1907).
1896 The company became the Lancashire Steam Motor Co