Ransomes, Sims and Head
of Orwell Works, Ipswich. Agricultural Engineers
Genealogy of the Company
- 1779 Thomas and Robert Ransome
- 1785 Ransome and Co
- 1808 Ransome and Son
- 1818 Ransome and Sons
- 1825 James and Robert Ransome
- 1829 J. R. and A. Ransome
- 1836 Ransomes and May
- 1852 Ransomes and Sims
- 1869 Ransomes, Sims and Head and Ransomes and Rapier
- 1880 Ransomes, Head and Jefferies
- 1884 Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies
1869 Ransomes and Sims became Ransomes, Sims and Head
1869 Four engineers J. A. Ransome, R. J. Ransome, R. C. Rapier and A. A. Bennett left the company by agreement to establish a new company, Ransomes and Rapier, on a site on the River Orwell to continue the business of railway equipment and other heavy works.
1871 The manufacture of their food-preparing machines was taken over by R. Hunt and Co, of Earls Colne, which allowed room for the expansion of the main sections of the business.
1872 A lawnmower works was opened.
1877 Trademarks were registered for the company, which at that time was known as Ransomes, Sims and Head of Orwell Works, Ipswich.
1881 John Head died
Sources of Information
- The Engineer 1877/07/13
- The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908