Catalogue description DRAKE & FLETCHER LTD.

This record is held by Museum of English Rural Life

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Reference: TR DRA

The firm began business, c.1882, as Drake & Muirhead, concerned with the repair of light domestic appliances such as sewing machines, but in the 1890's branched out into hop spraying machinery, and thereafter concentrated on spraying machinery as its principal item of manufacture. In 1890 the concern was re-christened the Kentish Engineering Works and became Drake & Fletcher in 1898. The limited company was formed in the mid 1920's and from 1958 onwards the firm has held the royal warrant. The records are nearly all advertising publications, covering the range of Drake & Fletcher's products from the 1930's onwards. As well as spraying machinery, the firm also dealt in oast house equipment and fruit and vegetable grading and packing machinery.

Date: 1920's -1970's

TR DRA/P2/A1-111 Individual Advertising and Servicing Publications


TR DRA/P2/A1 Drake & Fletcher, Maidstone, Kent.


TR DRA/P2/A2-111 Drake & Fletcher Ltd., Maidstone, Kent


TR DRA/P7/1 General Booklet. Drake & Fletcher Ltd., Maidstone, Kent


TR DRA/P8/1-4 Printing Block Proofs


TR DRA/P8/1 Drake & Fletcher


TR DRA/P8/2-4 Drake & Fletcher Ltd.

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

Drake and Fletcher Ltd, suppliers of spraying machinery

Physical description: 120 Documents
Immediate source of acquisition:

Material deposited as a gift, June, 1970. T70/17


Material deposited on loan, April, 1975. T75/17 [via W.R.Buckley].

  • Maidstone, Kent
  • Agricultural machinery
Administrative / biographical background:

Premises located at Maidstone, Kent.

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