Thread: Haighton Major

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  1. I've been digging up the history of the firm:

    http://haighton.webhop.net/

    Bill

  2. its interesting this research lark... you seemed to have more luck with detail than I with mine

  3. I'm finding the research as interesting as the restoration work. The real shame though is that this machine was sitting in my mates workshop while Jack K Haighton was still alive, if I'd have spotted it then I'd have the whole story :( Once things have passed from living memory they are often lost forever.

    How many Relms have you been able to trace? (apart from the picture of the prototype on the lorry, I haven't seen another Major.)

  4. Quote Originally Posted by BillTodd View Post
    I'm finding the research as interesting as the restoration work. The real shame though is that this machine was sitting in my mates workshop while Jack K Haighton was still alive, if I'd have spotted it then I'd have the whole story :( Once things have passed from living memory they are often lost forever.

    How many Relms have you been able to trace? (apart from the picture of the prototype on the lorry, I haven't seen another Major.)
    Only the ones on my website plus one other I am still waiting on pictures for.

  5. Added a site with pictures and description of the milling machine

    http://haighton.webhop.net/ (history is link from here)

  6. Stop press: Number of Haighton Majors doubles !

    I've just been contacted by Niall from Southampton who has a near pristine HSU1 recovered from a university workshop :)

  7. Wow, another Haighton surfaces! That makes a total of three known to still exist - almost enough for a breeding programme :)

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    http://haighton.webhop.net
    Last edited by BillTodd; 12-10-2010 at 09:54 PM.

  8. A fourth Haighton Major has turned up....


    At a Gun shop here in Colchester.

    Bill

  9. Oops, I bought it - to save it from the scrap man :whistling:

    I now own two of the four known to exist
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  10. :lol: dare i ask how much?

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