Grain drier
Before starting the farm machinery company that bears his name, Alvan Blanch enjoyed a brief but successful career as an agricultural contractor and sheep shearer. Because of his sheep-shearing skill Alvan Blanch became the chief demonstrator for Lister, Britain’s leading manufacturer of sheep-shearing equipment, and in 1938 he took part in an early TV-farming programme on the subject.  See also: Read all the other Best of British articles His long-term interest was engineering and he started machinery manufacturing in 1946, designing […]