Ruston & Hornsby, company history 1857-1957 Lincoln
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On offer is an edition of One Hundred Years of Good Company, by Bernard Newman. Published by Ruston & Hornsby 1957.The story of Lincoln based engineering company Ruston & Hornsby, issued to mark 100 years of existance 1857 to 1957. Interesting and detailed volume that charts the origins of the company, it's founders, people involved and products over the years. Details of the early agricultral / steam machinery and engines, oil / diesel engines etc during the 1800s and early 1900s. Production during WW1, manufacture of aircraft BE2cs and other types, along with other war work. Car production in the 1920s, diesel locos, construction equipment and other items during the interwar period. WW2 production of Matilda tanks, 'Nellie' trench digging machine and many other items / services to other companies during the war years. Continues into the post war period, more diesel locos, engines for power generation, gas turbines etc. Hardback 8.5" x 5.5", 272 pages illustrated with B&W photos, line drawings and colour plates of company directors etc. Green cloth covers with gilt titles, these have wear to corners / edges in places, page edges discoloured. Otherwise contents complete and generally in very good condition.