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Records of Marshall, Sons and Co Ltd.


List compiled Sept/Oct 1996

Date: 1863-1974

TR MAR/AC1/1 Ledgers


TR MAR/AD3/1-14 Labour records


TR MAR/AD4/1-21 Premises records


TR MAR/AD6/1-3 Branch records


TR MAR/CO2/1 Company records


TR MAR/DO1/1 Drawings


TR MAR/ET3/1 General technical reference records


TR MAR/MP1/1-69 Registers and lists of production


TR MAR/P1/A1-9 General compilations


TR MAR/P2/A1-60 Advertising and servicing publications (Marshall)


TR MAR/P2/B1-6 Advertising and servicing publications (other companies)


TR MAR/P4/B1-6 House journals (reprints)


TR MAR/P8/1-8 Printing proofs and artwork


TR MAR/PH2/1-126 Compilations of photographic prints


TR MAR/SP1/1-4 General reference records

Related material:

For related deposits see TR 2MAR

Held by: Museum of English Rural Life, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Marshall Sons and Co Ltd, manufactures of agricultural machinery

Physical description: 330 Documents
Immediate source of acquisition:

T77/9, T77/15


Records deposited 1977

  • Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
  • Agricultural mahinery
Administrative / biographical background:

Marshall, Sons & Company was founded in 1848 by William Marshall at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. At first they manufactured mill gearing but soon began to make agricultural machinery such as thrashing machines. In 1856 manufacture of portable steam engines and boilers began. This was soon followed by the construction of stationary steam engines. In 1870 the company began making tea preparing machinery and soon after road rollers. In the 1900's they began making oil tractors but World War I interupted normal production which was resumed in 1919. In 1930 the first diesel tractor was produced and Marshalls took over the company of Clayton and Shuttleworth Limited. In 1937 the Marshall-Richards range of wire and tube drawing machinery was introduced before World War II again interupted production. After the war the company soon returned to normal and in 1946 took over John Fowler & Company (Leeds) Ltd. In 1968 the Marshall group of companies became part of the Thos. W. Ward Group and in 1969 Marshalls and Fowlers began trading under the name of Marshall Fowler Ltd. In 1975 the company was sold to British Leyland and was renamed Aveling Marshall Ltd. Between 1979 and 1982 it was sold off to Charles J Nickerson and was re-registered as Marshall, Sons & Company Ltd. In 1986 Marshalls was sold to an American company and then almost immediately was bought by Theakston brothers of Driffield, Yorkshire.

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