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Workforce at Hornsby and Sons of Grantham
Workforce at Hornsby and Sons of Grantham

Workforce at Hornsby and Sons of Grantham 1900


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Workforce at Hornsby and Sons of Grantham 1900

1 mins United Kingdom

The all-male workforce at this Lincolnshire factory put on a remarkable show of jollity for the filmmakers in this fine early example of Mitchell and Kenyon's many 'factory gate' films. Richard Hornsby had started out as a blacksmith in 1815. By 1900 the company that bore his name was making agricultural equipment and mobile steam engines used to drive threshers and other farm machinery.

Among Hornsby's innovations were caterpillar tracks for farm vehicles, which were later used by tanks in World War I.




Factory workers Grantham Hornsby's Child labour


Edwardians at Work




United Kingdom



Production company

Mitchell and Kenyon

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