Richard Osborne -
Graduated in 1966 with BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College London, followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Machinery Design from National College of Agricultural Engineering, Silsoe, (now part of Cranfield University).
Joined Ransomes Sims & Jefferies in 1967 as a Development Engineer, promoted to Project
Engineer and eventually Engineer in Charge of the root crop machinery section, taking
on former Johnson and Catchpole products. Pioneered numerous novel features, including
Joined Bomford Turner in 1980 initially as designer for tropical cassava harvesting
equipment developed from potato lifting technology, remaining until 2001, after 15
years as Engineering Manager responsible for product development of tractor mounted
flail mowers, cultivators, and other related products. As a research and test engineer
developed and introduced in-
Chartered Engineer, Member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow of Institution of Agricultural Engineers.
Currently working as a technical consultant, specialising in Instruction Manual preparation and other technical support services.
Voluntary interests include liaison for fabric projects of St Nicholas Church, Alcester,
including its modern heating plant, refurbishment of its 15th Century Church House
providing modern facilities (see videos) and with architect and stonemasons on major
church restoration project 2017-
Other interests include music, and local history.
(See Home page to open various technical notes and videos of interest.)
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