James & Frederick Howard Ltd, was a company based in Bedford. Established 1813.


Manufacturers of agricultural ploughs, cultivators, steam engines, straw trussers and presses, horse rakes & hoes, and light railways.

Main article: Howard

Steam enginesEdit

The company was an early manufacturer of steam portable and traction engines for farm use and built early ploughing engines.


2 examples survive in the UK;

There is a working live steam model of a Howard engine that can be seen working at events.

See AlsoEdit


The Paxman history pages

External linksEdit

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