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James Grant & Sons of Cobram

James Grant S shaped Spanner © Ozwrenches

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  • Some Grant Info
  • James Grant end spanner
  • James Grant & Sons Cobram Riding Plough
  • James Grant & Sons Cobram Makers Plate on the plough above


James Grant & Sons of Cobram.

Information is scarce about this company

Excerpts from "The Argus" from

James Grant & Sons are listed at Cobram in S & M in 1919 & 1941 (there may be other dates) - it appears that this company is not related to James Grant & Co of Melbourne. - "Cobram - places to see ....Historic buildings ...At the south-eastern corner of Station and Queen is one of the town's oldest houses (1887). It was built for James Grant who was co-owner of one of the first businesses to open in town - a highly successful foundry which was located at Station and Oak.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) Wednesday 29 August 1945, page 4
The death occurred at 4 M....n St, Glenhuntly, of Mr James Grant, at the age of 85 years.
Mr Grant was born at Ballarat in 1860, and gained his engineering certificate at the School of Mines, Ballarat. He was a manufacturer of all classes of agricultural machinery at Cobram and was a partner of the firm of Grant and Stewart, flour millers. He was a very successful oarsman and was captain of the Ballarat Rowing club and played football with the Ballarat Imperials. For several years he was a member of the Glenhuntly Bowling Club. He is survived by his wife and three sons, James of Peak Hill, NSW, George of Grant & Wilson, Flourmillers Yarrawonga, and Leslie, of Cobram, and one daughter. Mrs. G Atkins of Terang.......

Not many James Grant / Grant spanners are known - the ones pictured on this page are all we know of to date. The one above could be by either James Grant - Cobram or Melbourne. The one pictured below was obtained in Cobram, so it is reasonable to assume if is by the Cobram maker.

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James Grant end spanner found at Cobram © D Symons.

James Grant Cobram Riding Plough made in Cobram, spent its working life in the Stawell district, pic courtesy & © D&I Smith.

James Grant Cobram Makers Plate from the plough above reads "James Grant, Pat June1904, no xxx, COBRAM" courtesy & © D&I Smith.



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