Brown and May

Brown and May were agricultural engineers in Devizes. They ceased trading 100 years ago in 1913. The centenary of the closure was marked by the Brown and May trust, in Devizes. You can read a brief company history on the photo below.


There are believed to be 16 extant Brown and May engines. 14 of them were on display.


Here’s a portable in need of attention.


A steam tractor


A showman’s engine


A Brown and May transfer.


A works plate on a portable.

But Brown and May advertised and there were little paper exhibits too.


An idyllic scene with some equipment prices.


And Brown and May made smaller items, like these weighing scales.

What a great item – and a great event too.

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2 Responses to “Brown and May”

  1. opobs Says:

    I photographed one in Australia, the museum staff were very interested when I told them “That’s a Brown & May, a very rare marque back home, so must be even rarer over here”.

    • locksands Says:

      Of course, it is a local firm where I am so we probably almost take them for granted – but the recently formed Brown and May Trust don’t. They are dedicated to preserving and conserving what does remain.

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