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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
(Incorporated limited liability joint-stock company)
  • 1884 Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies Limited
  • 1911 Public listed company Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies Limited