Hay Rake images donated by Colin Sycamore.
This horse drawn
hay rake was saved by my father Kenneth (Ken ) Sycamore whom we
recently lost, a Bures man since his birth in 1938.
It was only brought by him as a "yard
ornament " as he would have been attracted by the C DUPONT
BURES cast into the wheels.
Dupont Sugar Beet Shredder to manufacture
For Sale by Clarke and Simpson, Auctioneers, Woodbridge 2015,
valued at £20 -£40
This extract taken from a local
Hartest Magazine describing their first horse drawn Merryweather
So Dupont and Orttewell were now the distributors of Fire fighting
Coincidentally, Bures Fire Service also had a Merryweather Fire
Quote:- This pump, which was
also horse-drawn, was made by Merryweather, and currently displays
the livery of Boxted Hall, although, on closer inspection the
name Hartest can be seen underneath, having been painted over.
This may be the engine in a picture in Jo Pask's file. Records
show that this engine was bought by Charles Wade on 27 October
1931 from DuPont and Orttewell in Sudbury for £3. Wade is
a former owner of Snowshill Manor, and it is assumed that DuPont
and Orttewell may have been dealers.
Agents for McCormick Binders
September 1919, Church`s Seeds
in the High St, decided to sell one of their local farms.
Boardman and Olivers, Estate Agents conducted the Sale.
A McCormick, 6ft Binder realised £28
It was most likely purchased locally from Duponts.
Additional Information extracted
from Kelly`s Trade Directory
1830:- Maria Dupont, Grocer and Draper
1839: John Dupont, Carpenter (by 1855 occupied the Ironmongers
in the High St)
1844: Joseph Dupont,
1855-1859:- Joseph Dupont, Angel
1892 -1887:- Charles Dupont Ironmonger
1887:- John Dupont and son Charles, Farmers possibly Lt Bevills
1895:-Philip Dupont, Coal Merchant
and Cartage. Also agent for the Royal Fire and Life Insurance Co.
1922:- Philip Dupont , Coal Merchant,