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Post by RAB on Sun Jan 10 2010, 21:53

Hi there does anyone have any history on bamford makers, eg model types location, when founded , are they still going? id be very gratefull for any info Very Happy

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Post by Hope and Crank on Sun Jan 10 2010, 21:56

ryan wrote:Hi there does anyone have any history on bamford makers, eg model types location, when founded , are they still going? id be very gratefull for any info Very Happy

It's all here mate: http://www.henrybamfordandsonsuttoxeterengland.co.uk/index.htm

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Post by RAB on Sun Jan 10 2010, 22:00

Cheers Andrew that picture on the home page is identical to the one i have bought, same mag , i notice some of those tulip tops have a differant mag Very Happy


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Post by Hope and Crank on Sun Jan 10 2010, 22:05

ryan wrote:that picture on the home page is identical to the one i have bought, same mag , i notice some of those tulip tops have a differant mag Very Happy

Yes, the LT mag fitted to yours is the earlier type whereas the Wico EK was fitted to later engines (from 1924/25 I believe).

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Re: Bamford history

Post by Villiers on Sun Jan 10 2010, 22:40

There was a potted history in the SE magazine a few months back

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Post by RAB on Mon Jan 11 2010, 00:25

Just read that whole site and its so interesting, and thought it was awfull that a company can last that long, finally to go into liquidation in 1987. the question is to be replaced by what Sad


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Post by Guest on Mon Jan 11 2010, 14:34

ryan wrote:and its so interesting, and thought it was awfull that a company can last that long, finally to go into liquidation in 1987. the question is to be replaced by what Sad

unfortunately Ryan, replaced by modern, lightweight high speed petrol engines, manufctured in some far away countries. not that the design is a bad thing, engines like the lister D arent of any use in a portability orientated world, the CS and other engine of their type are finding use again as home generators, but the days of a stationary engine deisgn like the ones we all know and love, are unlikely to return, health and safety wouldnt allow long fast and loose belts, or the type of kit they were used to drive, very different environment now.

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Re: Bamford history

Post by Foden on Mon Jan 11 2010, 21:27

Did a lot of work at the old factory when it was redeveloped, delivering stone etc, and I also used to exhibit at the Bamford rally for a few years. They are a great bunch of lads in the society and their knowledge is second to none so if you have any problems get in touch! At least the OTHER Bamford (JCB) is still surviving, though I believe that their sales are not what they were in the days of the construction boom.

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