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John Allen and Sons (Oxford)

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1929. Oxford Waveless Roller.
1931. Waveless road roller.
1933. Allen-Parsons Trencher Excavator.
1933. Trench Excavator.
1933. Trench Excavator at work.
1947. Allen T.
Allen Oxford Grader.
1950. Steam Ploughing Engine.
1953. Motor Scythe.
February 1956. Motor Scythe.
October 1957. Allen Sweeper.
October 1958.
August 1958.
August 1958.
March 1959.
July 1962. Allen Sickle.
September 1962. Garden sweeper.
Detail from traction engine.
Scarifier (detail).

of Hockmore Street, Cowley, Oxford (later rename Between Towns Road).[1]

1868 Company founded - presumably Oxfordshire Steam Ploughing Co

1915 Private company. Perhaps Oxford Steam Plough Co

1924 Name changed - presumably John Allen and Sons (Oxford) Ltd. Offered the Allen road scarifier.

1948 Captain James John Cullimore Allen, governing director, was awarded OBE[2]

1961 Agricultural mechanical, electrical and general engineers and public works contractors. 300 employees. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. London gazette 20 Sept 1963
  2. London Gazette 31 December 1948
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE