James & Frederick Howard

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James & Fred Howard of Bedford, later known simply as Howards, were one of the smaller English makers of agricultural machinery and steam traction engines.wikipedia
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Agricultural & General Engineers

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After World War I, Howards became part of AGE, Agricultural & General Engineers, along with many of the other British makers of similar machinery.

Steam dome

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This also requires the provision of a steam dome atop the boiler, an unusual arrangement for an English engine.
US traction engines were commonly fitted with domes, as were the British-built Howard engines.

Bedford

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James & Fred Howard of Bedford, later known simply as Howards, were one of the smaller English makers of agricultural machinery and steam traction engines.

Great Exhibition

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At The Great Exhibition of 1851 they exhibited a range of horse-drawn implements.

Smokebox

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Although usually plain in appearance and painted black, with little ornamentation compared to the later Edwardian engines, Howards carried very large brass nameplates on their boiler sides and smokebox door reading "James & Fred k Howard. Bedford. England".

Traction engine

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James & Fred Howard of Bedford, later known simply as Howards, were one of the smaller English makers of agricultural machinery and steam traction engines.

Todmorden

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Frederick Howard (industrialist)

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Sir Frederick Howard (28 September 1827 – 6 January 1915) was a British industrialist who, with his brother James Howard, founded J & F Howard Ironfounders in Bedford.

New Zealand TR class locomotive

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Although A & G Price built similar locomotives for NZR, plus a J & F Howard's former Public Works Department shunter no.

James Howard (agriculturalist)

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With his brother Frederick (later Sir Frederick Howard Kt) he founded James & Frederick Howard, a company which made agricultural machinery at the Britannia Works in Bedford.

John Howard (industrialist)

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The business established by Howard would later trade as James & Frederick Howard, the two brothers also building the Britannia Iron Works in Bedford in 1857.

Thorne and Hatfield Moors

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It was probably built by James & Frederick Howard of Bedford, and was a four-wheeled machine, fitted with a petrol engine, which was replaced by a Dorman diesel engine within a year as petrol was rationed at the time, due to the Suez Canal crisis.