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Rotary Hoes

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1940s. Howard Gem.
1951. Haulm Pulveriser.
1951. Howard Hoe. 48cc.
1957. Bullfinch.
1958. Demon.
1958. Howard Gem 8hp.
1962. Model 300.

Rotary Hoes of East Horndon, Essex

1938 Company founded by Arthur Clifford Howard in East Horndon, Essex

1945 May. They bought John Fowler and Co from the Ministry of Supply [1]

1961 Manufacturers of "Howard Rotavators" soil stabilising machinery, trench diggers and ratchet jacks. Also manufacture "Gem", "Howard 700" and "Bantam" complete power driven implements. 1,500 employees.[2]

Branches of this new company subsequently opened in the United States of America, South Africa, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. It later became the holding company for Howard Rotavator Co. Ltd.

1985 The Howard Group of companies was acquired by the Danish Thrige Agro Group

2000 December. The Howard Group became a member of Kongskilde Industries of Soroe, Denmark.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Tuesday, May 08, 1945
  2. * 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE