Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies Ltd.

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Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies Ltd. registered 12 May 1884 to acquire the business of Ransomes, Head and Jefferies, agricultural engineers, which had roots in Ransomes and Co., founded in 1785. In 1916, whem the company also began to manufacture aeroplanes in support of the war effort, its specialties included portable and traction engines, stationary engines of all kinds, high-speed vertical engines for electric work, boilers of all kinds, thrashing machines, corn mills, tea machinery, etc.

Manufactured Airco de Havilland 6 and Royal Aircraft Factory FE2 aeroplanes and ABC [?] Dragonfly engines.

2=G and 2dG list first company's first name incorrectly as Ransome and lists the third name as Jeffries. The GG Wiki uses both Jeffries and Jefferies as the company's name.


Names Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies Ltd.
Country Great Britain
City Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Started aero 1916
Ended aero 1918
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