R. Hornsby and Sons Limited 1828 - 1918

industry:
Manufacturer of agricultural engines,
Manufacturer of machinery
Nationality:
British
based:
Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

1810 - Richard Hornsby began work with Richard Seaman, the village blacksmith of Barrowby, Lincolnshire; later the Seaman & Hornsby partnership was formed; 1828 - Seamanretired and the firm became Richard Hornsby & Sons making ploughs and seed drills; by 1840 - the company made steam engines, used for traction engines in the 1850s