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Biographical entry Howard, Arthur Clifford (1893 - 1971)


4 April 1893
Crookwell, New South Wales, Australia
4 January 1971
Essex, England


Arthur Clifford Howard invented a number of different models of rotary hoe cultivators, patenting one in 1919. In 1922 he formed Austral Auto Cultivators Pty Ltd, building various models and designing in 1927 a tractor to work with rotary hoes, leading to the first large-scale production of tractors in Australia. The firm later became known as Howard Auto Cultivators. In 1938 he moved to England and founded Rotary Hoes Ltd, which received the Queen's award to industry in 1966. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

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  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, Details
  • Institution of Engineers, Australia. Sydney Division. Engineering Heritage Committee, The Historic Engineering Plaques of Australia (Milsons Point, New South Wales: The Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1994), 38 pp. p.13. Hoard's Rotary Hoe, University of Western Sydney, Richmond, N.S.W. Details

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