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Richard Garrett Engineering Works

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of Leiston, Suffolk

1778 The company was founded by Richard Garrett.

The company later became Richard Garrett and Sons

1920 The company became part of AGE - Agricultural and General Engineers

1932 Private company

1932 Richard Garrett and Sons was purchased by Beyer, Peacock and Co after the collapse of AGE. The business continued as Richard Garrett Engineering Works.

1939 Last lorries produced but continued with other engineering work.

1961 General engineers and machine tool manufacturers. [1]

1978 (1981?) The works closed.

The Garrett works comprised of two parts - part of the factory is preserved as the Long Shop Steam Museum. The other larger unit was situated about half a mile to the north by the railway line and these buildings still exist and are subdivided into a number of small businesses.

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