Ransomes is the common name for the Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies engineering business of Orwell Works, Ipswich.
It may also refer to several other associated organisations or locations:
- Ransomes and Reavell Sports Club Ground
- Ransomes Industrial Estate
- Ransomes Sports F.C.
It is also used of the former Ransomes & Rapier of Waterside Works, Ipswich
It is also the common name for what was Ransome & Marles of Newark-on-Trent and its related business, A Ransome & Co Limited
and related sports and other organisations such as their Brass Band
Former names for the business of Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies include:
- 1789 Robert Ransome.
- 1809 Ransome & Son.
- 1818 Ransome & Sons.
- 1823 J & R Ransome.
- 1830 J R and A Ransome.
- 1846 Ransomes & May. added Charles May
- 1852 Ransomes & Sims. added William Dillwyn Sims
- 1869 Ransomes, Sims & Head. added John Head
- 1881 Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies. added John Robert Jefferies
- 1884 Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies Limited
- 1911 Public listed company Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies Limited