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Ruston & Hornsby Ltd, agricultural and general engineers, engine builders and boilermakers

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Alternative name(s):
  • Ruston Bucyrus Ltd (Later known as)
  • Ruston Proctor (Formerly known as)
Date: 1854-2000
  • Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Functions, occupations and activities: Engineering: Mechanical > Engines, prime movers | Engineering: Mechanical > Agricultural machinery | Engineering: Mechanical > Mechanical engineering (general) | Engineering: Mechanical > Aircraft and aero-engines | Engineering: Mechanical > Machinery manufacturers | Engineering: Mechanical > Shipbuilding and marine engineering
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C99601 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B6545 )
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1854-1963: registers, financial and production records, letter books, catalogues, test and engineering data and corresp; drawings
Lincolnshire Archives
NRA 11143 Ruston

See Lincs Archivists' Report 21, 1969-70, pp11-14
1890-1966: annual reports, general meeting minutes and agreements
National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library
NRA 29901 Vulcan Foundry

See HMC Records of British business and industry 1760-1914 metal processing and engineering, 1994
1919-1974: articles of association, order book, drawings, publications
Museum of English Rural Life
See LA Ritchie, The Shipbuilding Industry, 1992
1930-1960: drawing office register, report book, contract book, labour costs book
Lincolnshire Archives
See Guide to Accessions 1984-97 (Business Records)
Search Engine (National Railway Museum)
See Annual Return 1996
1923-1962: records incl product catalogues, specification sheets and records rel to the Ruston car
Lincolnshire Archives
See Annual Return 2008
c1920-59: promotional material, catalogues, newsletters, plans of works, photographs and records rel to company events
Lincolnshire Archives
c1900-2000: photographs, scrap books, receipts, certificates
Lincolnshire Archives
1936-1980: memorabilia
Lincolnshire Archives
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